Prabhupāda: Everyone is trying to be happy because that is every living entity's prerogative. He is by nature to become happy, but he does not know where to become happy. He's trying to become happy where four things are, miserable conditions are there, namely birth, death, disease and old age. So many scientist, they are trying to become happy, to make people happy, but which scientist has tried to stop death, to stop old age, to stop disease? Has any scientist tried? Journalist: I don't know.
Prabhupāda: Then what is this? Why do they not take consideration that "We are making so much improvement. What improvement we have done about these four things?" They have no . . . and still they're very much proud, advanced in education, science. But the four primary miserable conditions, they remain as they are. You see? There may be advancement in medical science, but there is no medicine which can claim, "No more disease, come on." Is there any medicine? So what is that advancement? Rather, disease are increasing in different forms.
They have invented nuclear weapon. What is that? To kill. But have you invented something so that no more men will die? That is credit. Man is dying every moment, so you have invented something to accelerate that death. That's all. Is that very, very good credit? So there is no solution of death. There is no . . . they are trying to stop the, I mean to say, overpopulation. But where is the solution? Every minute, there are three persons increasing. That is the statistics.
So there is no solution for birth, there is no solution for death, there is no solution for disease and there is no solution for old age. There was a great scientist, Professor Einstein, he also died in old age. Why did he not stop to check old age? Everyone is trying to remain youthful. Where is that process? So they do not care how to solve this, because this is beyond their means. They are giving something bluff, that's all. They do not care what is the real problem, how to solve it. They do not care for it.
But here is a movement, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. There is the real solution of all problems, if people take it seriously. Yes. And the whole thing is described in the Bhagavad-gītā. Let them try to understand it. At least, make an experiment. Why they are so much callous and going in their own way?
Journalist: Let me ask you . . . I have my opinion, but I want to ask you. Why do you feel that the younger people today are turning more and more toward the Eastern-oriented religions?
Prabhupāda: Because you have failed to give them satisfaction.
Journalist: You what?
Prabhupāda: You have failed to give them satisfaction. Your this materialistic way of life will no more satisfy them. There is a stage, in the beginning, when one is poverty-stricken, he may think that, "Money and woman and good apartment, good car, can give me satisfaction." They are after this. But after enjoyment, they see, "Oh, there is no satisfaction." Because matter cannot satisfy you.