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Our prime error is that happiness depends upon objects – Swami Chidananda

Desire and want which arise from the prime delusion, destroy all peace of mind. In a mind devoid of peace how can there be happiness?

It is in a calm tranquil state of mind alone that happiness arises, for essentially true happiness is your inward spiritual state.

Only when there is pace and serenity in the mind and intellect, the inner happiness makes itself felt.

The robber of your peace and serenity is the sense of want and desire which arise out of your prime error that happiness depends upon objects.

Swami Chidananda Saraswati (1916 – 2008) was the president of the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh – associated with the Swami Sivananda Ashram