If you want spiritual life you have to pay the price. The price is the four regulative principles.
Spiritual life is not dry, it is also exceuted happily, 'susukham'. The result of that is not just happiness, but bliss, spiritual joy.
Spiritual life is absolute reality. Krishna is real but we have lost the ability to realize him.
When we become connected to the supreme spirit then we automatically becomes situated in our spiritual identity.
When all material advancements utilized in spiritual need that is the real advancement of human civilization.