Material progress alone is
Material progress alone is not sufficient to achieve an ideal society.
If we consider material progress, we see that research started by one person can always be continued by another. But this is not possible with spiritual progress.
Material nature and the living entities should be understood to be beginningless. Their transformations and the modes of matterare products of material nature. (13.20)
The material body of the indestructible, immeasurable and eternal living entity is sure to come to an end; therefore, fight, Odescendant of Bharata. (2.18)
In the material world, one who is unaffected by whatever good or evil he may obtain, neither praising it nor despising it, isfirmly fixed in perfect knowledge. (2.57)
This material nature, which is one of My energies, is working under My direction, O son of Kunti, producing all moving andnonmoving beings. Under its rule this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again. (9.10)
All progress occurs because people dare to be different.Harry Millner
The total material substance, called Brahman, is the source of birth, and it is that Brahman that I impregnate, making possiblethe births of all living beings, O son of Bharata. (14.3)
Material nature consists of three modes — goodness, passion and ignorance. When the eternal living entity comes in contact withnature, O mighty-armed Arjuna, he becomes conditioned by these modes. (14.5)
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. Aristotle