Either you are materially desirous, anxious to get so many things, karmī . . . akāma means devotee. Sarva-kāma means karmī. Karmī, they are simply wanting, "Give me this, give me that, give me this, give me that." So many things. There is no end of their demands. That is called karmīs.
And jñānīs means they also want. They want salvation, to merge into the impersonal Brahma effulgence of the Lord. And yogī, they also want some mystic power. So karmī, jñānī, yogī—everyone wants something. But a devotee does not want anything. That is devotion. They know, "What shall I do with all these things?" They have no attraction for anything material.
These are all material. Some, a better position, and some in lower position. That's all. Karmīs are entangled in this materialistic way of life, and the jñānīs, they are also more or less entangled. Because they have no idea what is God, they think God is impersonal. God is impersonal—there is no God. So if they have no idea of God, how to go back to kingdom of God? So they are also materialistic. Negation of material. Negation. Because they are very much frustrated.
Just like in your country, the hippies. The hippies means negation of a positive materialistic life. That's all. Negation. They are simply denying that, "I . . . we don't want the way of life as our father and grandfathers are going on." That's a negation. But there is no positive gain. So negation is no good. You must have some positive gain. So our this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is negation of the materialistic way of life and regain the blissful, eternal life of spiritual understanding.
So simply negation is no gain. With something if you are disgusted, "I don't want it," but . . . just like sometimes a man commits suicide, "I don't want this life." So what is the gain? And that is ignorance. He does not know that committing suicide . . . he's eternal. He's eternal. Living entity is eternal. He thinks that "By killing this body, I am free from this bodily miserable condition of life." No. He's immediately . . . either he has to accept a next abominable body or he'll have to become a ghost, one who commits suicide.
Ghost means no material gross life, but the mental . . . material subtle life is there. A ghost is carried by the subtle body: mind, intelligence and false ego. And one who gets a body, gross body . . . upon this mind, intelligence and ego, one develops a gross body of five elements: earth, water, air, fire. This is the two kinds of body, a condition. And when he's actually Kṛṣṇa conscious, he's transcendental to this gross and subtle body. He attains a spiritual body, which is never to be finished—eternal, blissful life.
So sometimes, when Kṛṣṇa, He's especially kind to a person who thinks that, "By . . . I shall execute Kṛṣṇa consciousness; at the same time, I shall enjoy this material life." This is foolishness. This is foolishness. If you want Kṛṣṇa—go to home, back to home, back to Godhead—then you have to finish your material desires. Because Kṛṣṇa is so kind that even if you have a pinch of material desire to enjoy in this material world, He will give you a chance, "All right, you do it." That means we become entangled.
Therefore, those who are executing Kṛṣṇa consciousness, they should try to become free from all material desires. Anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyaṁ jñāna-karmādy-anāvṛtam (Brs. 1.1.11).