(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 August 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.29.56)
Intellectual philosophers are trying to figure out the absolute truth but by the dint of intelligence, one cannot even touch the tip of the toe of the Lord since transcendental knowledge comes only through the process of devotional service when Krsna is pleased! So, this is our aim!
Therefore, we are not interested in the ritualistic activities that bring blessings into our lives. We are not interested in mystic powers or in building up our own strength! One can sit naked in the Himalayas in winter or one can walk on water and do so many other amazing things. We are not interested in all of that because all these powers are of the body and mind, and are temporary and will be destroyed at the time of death. So what is the use of it then? To get so powerful and then die? Why waste time to become a yogi?
In the same way, we do not aspire to be big speculative philosophers, who are trying to figure out the truth because we understand that one cannot know the truth other than by the mercy of Krsna through service!