MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 23.3.3



Chapter 23 : Pleasure And Pain : 3.3
 3. Sense-Pleasure Is Only A Mental Deception-3.

No true, lasting satisfaction comes from the enjoyment of worldly objects.
Yet, people rush headlong towards objects even when they know that the objects are unreal and the world is full of miseries.
That is Maya.
When the mind rests on Atman, then only Nitya-Tripti (eternal satisfaction) will come; because, Atman is Paripurna (all-full), you get everything there.
It is self-contained.
All desires are gratified by realisation of Atman.

Some say that children are very happy.
It is wrong.
They only become exuberant.
They get serious reaction also.
They have no balanced mind.
They weep for hours together for nothing at all.
It is only a man of balanced mind that can really be happy.

Next : Pleasure Arises From Vritti-Laya : - Not From Sense-Objects -
Swami Sivananda
    To be continued....



 

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