This advancement of material civilization means entrapping the entrapped. The living entity is already entrapped, and he is allured by further entrapment. Jaḍa-vidyā māyāra . . . (indistinct) . . . jaḍa-vidyā, material advancement of civilization, means expanding the influence of māyā. Why? Now, anitya saṁsāra. You cannot live here. You have to give up this place. But still, you are thinking to make it a permanent settlement. That is not possible. Everyone knows he will not be allowed to stay. But still insisting, gorgeous arrangement, how we can be . . . how we can become immortal.
The scientists bluffing, "Yes, you will become immortal. We are finding out the means." (laughs) But he will die. That means he is ass. He is allured by these false words; therefore he is ass. Jībake karaye gādhā. This is Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura's song. Anitya saṁsāra, this temporary world, he is attracted with this temporary. He cannot live here, he cannot stay here, he cannot enjoy here. That's a fact. But he is being allured. That means he is becoming more and more ass. Ass, because they are believing still, "No, by scientific method we shall do that, we shall do that. We shall cure all diseases. We shall live for good. There will be no more death, and we are happy." That means you are becoming . . . this material advancement of knowledge means you are becoming more and more asses.