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Bhagavad Gita on Threefold Happiness

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 – Verses 36 to 39 explains the concept of threefold happiness.

That happiness one learns to enjoy by practice,
By which one comes to the end of pain.
That happiness is Sattvika.
Which is born from enlightenment or self realization,
And which is said to be poison in the beginning,
But which becomes sweet like nectar in the end.

That happiness, pleasure and exultation is Rajasika,
Which arises from the contact between the senses and objects,
And which is said to be sweet like nectar in the beginning,
But which turns into bitter gall in the end.

That brutal pleasure and excitement is Tamasika,
Which results from excessive sleep, lethargy, and miscomprehension,
And which keeps the Atman deluded from the beginning till the end.





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