Within You is the Real Happiness
You as body, mind or soul are a dream, but what you really are is Existence, Knowledge, Bliss. You are the God of this universe. You are creating the whole universe and drawing it in. To gain the infinite universal individuality, the miserable little prison individuality must go. Bhakti is no crying or any negative condition, it is seeing of all in all we see.
It is the heart that reaches the goal, follow the heart. A pure heart seeks beyond the intellect, it gets inspired.
Whatever we do reacts upon us. If we do good, we shall have happiness and if evil, unhappiness. Within you is the real happiness, within you is the mighty ocean of nectar divine. Seek it within you, feel it, feel it, it is here, the self. It is not the body, the mind, the intellect, the brain. It is not the desire of the desiring. It is not the object of desire. Above all these, you are. All these are simply manifestations. You appear as the smiling flower, as the twinkling stars. What is there in the world which can make you desire anything?
(A letter given to a group of devotees from USA. First published in Sanathana Sarathi of 1973)
Q: How do you “follow the heart” in your life, and seek beyond your intellect to realize you really are “Existence, Knowledge, Bliss”?
Q: How do you nurture the feeling that within you is real happiness as an ocean of divine love – above and beyond your body, mind, intellect, brain, and desires?