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Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji on Nature of Happiness

The number of things in the world that awaken desire is infinite. If a man gets a particular thing, the mental unrest caused by the longing for that thing may cease; but it will be replaced by restlessness caused by desire for another object. This process will go on forever as there is no end to desire.Similarly, the number of things that are undesirable is also infinite. If you get rid of a particular undesirable object, no doubt you get mental peace for the moment; but the next moment you will become restless because another thing will start troubling you. This process will go on indefinitely as the things which can give us trouble in the world are countless.If, therefore, we seek to remove our mental unrest by trying to secure the things which the mind asks for or to get rid of all the things which disturb it, our search for peace will be an endless one and true everlasting peace and happiness will never be attained by us.Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahswamiji of SringeriThe Swamiji…