Sunday, May 27, 2012

Unhappiness is due to the body and the mind

A person asks Bhagawan: "there is so much unhappiness in this world. What is the reason for this?

Bhagawan replies: The unhappiness is due to the body and the mind. We identify ourselves with this name and body. But for person without this discrimination, there is no unhappiness.

Each one of us has some element of unhappiness or the other. The irony is that we believe that some else is responsible for our unhappiness. That particular person or element is not allowing us to be happy. The point here is we have to realize that the happiness that we all long for is well within ourselves. It is not outside. Start looking or focus internally, instead of searching for happiness outside.

Happiness is not outside in the world. You believe it is out there because you identify yourself with the body. You identify this body and name as the soul, which is not true. Happiness and peace are not present in any worldly objects. It is all within you. The rest is all a delusion (manokalpitam).

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