jaga kamana hai shatru govind radhe
vako hari or mori mitra bana de
It is due to desire that we have ruined uncountable past lifetimes. Even though we met great Saints and even descensions of Supreme God in the past, we were not able to benefit from them. Yet scriptures and Saints say, “Do not abandon your desires!” Really? And by doing this we will find happiness? Yes! But how will this happen? There are two areas – maya’s area and God’s area. Since eternity you have not found happiness in maya. This means that happiness must be in God’s area. There is no third area where it could be found. Even a simple person could understand that when happiness is not here, it must be there. We just have to believe this.
But here is where we make a mistake. We do not believe it; we do not have faith in this. We have faith that in spite of not yet having found happiness in the world, it is here. If you aren’t happy after getting $100,000 you will be after you become a millionaire. If you still are not happy after becoming a millionaire, you will be when you become a billionaire. This is a delusion. This delusion even exists in the celestial abodes. The king of the celestial abode, Indra, desires the higher seat of Brahma, thinking, “Happiness is over there!” No one is ready to accept that happiness is in God. Instead, everyone believes that happiness is everywhere else, and they just keep on experiencing disappointment. Why not accept once and for all that there is happiness in God?
Just see how much effort is expended in the world to attain happiness. A man had a desire, “I want a child.” To fulfil this he had to find a wife. In his search, he could not find anyone suitable. Finally he found someone. He wondered, “When will I have a son?” Three years passed. His parents wondered, “What kind of daughter-in-law is this?” Everyone felt troubled. For fulfilling any worldly desire, lots of effort is required and many rules and regulations have to be followed. Finally he had a son, and the son died. Now what will he do? He had great hope he would have a son; he even had a son, but then that son died.
To be continued . . .
An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 July 2010
© Radha Govinda Samiti