Worldly Happiness and Sorrow

Posted on October 7, 2006
Worldly Happiness and Sorrow - Philosophy of Happiness in Life

:Shree Hari:

Ashwin Shukla Sharad Purnima, Vikram Samvat 2063, Shanivar

One who is entangled in worldly pleasures and happiness, cannot know the bliss and joy of God. If you do not desire unhappiness and sorrow, then do not become the enjoyer of worldly pleasures.

Worldly Happiness and Sorrow – Both are only Sorrow

Worldly happiness and sorrow – both are only sorrow – “Dukhmeva sarva vivekinaha” (Yogadarshan 2:15). Both are like skin disease. The relief that one gets in scratching when the skin itches, that too is nothing but a disease.

Until that time that a man continues to seek pleasure from this world, till that time he remains immersed in the world, whether he is a ascetic, or a householder, or who ever he may be. As long as this world appears enjoyable and appealing, till that time he remains trapped in worldly affairs, even if he is an ascetic. If the mind remains attracted and gravitates towards worldly affairs, name-fame is pleasing, then the world has won over us, and we have lost. The man who is entangled in worldly pleasures and happiness, cannot know the bliss and joy of God.

If he desires and longs for God, then he will attain that bliss and joy that even the greatest scholars, thinkers and philosophers did not experience.

If you do not desire unhappiness and sorrow, then do not become the enjoyer of worldly pleasures.

Worldly Happiness and Sorrow is from “Saagar ke Moti” in Hindi (page 113) by Swami Ramsukhdasji which was published in Yahoo Sadhaka group, learn more about Sadhaka.

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