Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part 21
Is it possible to experience only happiness in this world? Most people think that that is not possible but the unlikely answer is – Yes.
Why do I say this?
I say this because the essential nature of the pure soul – from which everything else is constructed – is eternal happiness itself. In fact it is Sachitanand. Which roughly means-truth, consciousness and bliss.
Where you go wrong is that you confuse the goal of happiness with the objects and tools that you think will take you to your goal. You spend your entire life gathering those things that you think will take you to the distant goal of happiness.
But the reality is that the tools are temporary and at best only a means, while real happiness is eternal is not dependent on any tools.
The perception of reality and understanding its true nature, is all that is required to reach the state of eternal bliss.
This fact is well known in theory but in practical life, people get sucked into the very same attachments with those very things that they know deep down as not required for true happiness.
Not only that, people spend most of their lives chasing and gathering those objects of desire and then live the balance of their lives fearing the loss of the objects that they have gathered.
The sense of “I”, “Me”, “Mine” is strengthened by this type of attachment and the fear of loss of those objects creates a double whammy, that tie down most people to sorrow of a world in flux.
Fear and desire-that is what most people fluctuate between…
Hapiness lies beyond…
The perception of this from within your being is the journey of Yoga and spirituality.