Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 7 - Chapter 1 - Verse 19


स इत्थं निर्जितककुबेकराड् विषयान् प्रियान् ।यथोपजोषं भुञ्जानो नातृप्यदजितेन्द्रिय: ॥ १९ ॥


sa itthaṁ nirjita-kakubeka-rāḍ viṣayān priyānyathopajoṣaṁ bhuñjānonātṛpyad ajitendriyaḥ


In spite of achieving the power to control in all directions and in spite of enjoying all types of dear sense gratification as much as possible, Hiraṇyakaśipu was dissatisfied because instead of controlling his senses he remained their servant.


This is an example of asuric life. Atheists can advance materially and create an extremely comfortable situation for the senses, but because they are controlled by the senses, they cannot be satisfied. This is the effect of modern civilization. Materialists are very much advanced in enjoying money and women, yet dissatisfaction prevails within human society because human society cannot be happy and peaceful without Kṛṣṇa consciousness. As far as material sense gratification is concerned, materialists may go on increasing their enjoyment as far as they can imagine, but because people in such a material condition are servants of their senses, they cannot be satisfied. Hiraṇyakaśipu was a vivid example of this dissatisfied state of humanity.