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The happiness that we gain from the outer world is fleeting – Mata Amritanandamayi

Bliss is our true nature, not sorrow. But something has happened to us where everything has been turned upside down. Happiness has become a strange mood while sorrow is considered to be natural. Real bliss will be attained only when we can discriminate between the eternal and non-eternal.

All of us are searching for eternal bliss, but we will not get it from perishable objects. How can anyone who is looking for happiness in the things of the world attain the bliss that doesn’t belong to this world?

The happiness that we gain from the outer world is fleeting; it never stays with us for long. It is there one moment and gone the next. But spiritual bliss is not like this. Once the final breakthrough happens, where you transcend the limitations of body, mind and intellect, the bliss is forever and it is infinite. Once you reach that ultimate state, there is no return.
– Mata Amritanandamayi