Observe yourself in the course of a day or a week and think how many actions and activities you engage in that are uncontaminated by the desire for thrills and excitements that only produce emptiness—the desire for attention, approval, fame, popularity, success, or power.

Take a look at the people around you. Is there a single person among them who hasn’t become addicted to those worldly feelings?

Is there a single person who is not controlled by them, hungering for them, spending every minute of their waking life consciously or unconsciously seeking them? ‘

When you see this, you will understand how people attempt to gain the world and, in the process, lose their soul. For they live empty, soulless lives.