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silence

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Seeking happiness in this world
« on: April 19, 2013, 12:30:11 PM »
Isn't it wrong to seek happiness in the world? Because that may prolong the illusion that this world is a nice place where we can be happy. Would it be better to always keep in mind that our true nature is the unconditioned state and that this temporary situation of ours (imprisoned in the body, that is) is to be tolerated until the final freedom?

The reason I am asking is because many times, I see spiritually minded people seeking good things (like peace, happiness, etc.) in the world. Not saying we should purposely torture ourselves. But wouldn't the search for happiness IN the world lead only to disappointment? That being the case, shouldn't we keep our attention only on the final goal, which is liberation? Didn't the Bhagavan himself advocate some sort of holy indifference?

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Re: Seeking happiness in this world
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 01:14:52 PM »
Dear silence,

According to Sri Bhagavan the REAL happiness is only Atma Sukham.  To attain Self Realization, and be in the bliss of the Self
is the Real Happiness.  All the rest are relative happiness.   They are transient.  However many in the world seek worldly happiness
and one cannot help it. (Normal desire and the happiness arising out of it, like eating good food, drinking water while being thirsty,
bathing and becoming fresh etc., is not disapproved by Sri Bhagavan.)

Arunachala Siva.