Men of fortune become subjects of envy to the people around them. They are considered fortunate for having succeeded in achieving worldly power and position. But do those who have managed to come to the top necessarily feel that this is so? Possibly not. Wealth is not all that man needs. It can at best, serve the needs of the body, leaving the soul to starve. The feeling of something missing disturbs one. They feel as helpless as a common man does. Faced with an inner vacancy, a yawning gap in the soul that has to be filled, one turns to something or the other for a sense of plenitude.
This fact is borne out by the news-item which appeared in The Times of India of January 1, 1985. In spite of all the luxuries at his command, Mr Ford, the owner of the famous Ford Motor Company in the U.S.A. felt something missing in his life. His soul was not at rest, it was hankering after something else. In this state, when he was introduced to the Hare Krishna movement, he felt attracted to it as it seemed to answer and satisfy the cravings of his soul.
The only true answer to this quest for a sense of spiritual fulfilment can be found in turning to God, the Lord and Creator of everything.