H.G. Matsyavatar Das

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Love and Do Whatever you Like

By Paramatma dasi

Shriman Matsyavatara Prabhu, Ishtagosthi with devotees February 1st

[...] If you want to be happy for an hour, a week, a month, no problem: there are so many ways. But if you want to be happy for a lifetime and forever, then you have to invest wisely. Happiness is linked to evolution. To feel some pleasure or to be blissful are two rather different things: a degraded person can feel the pleasure, but cannot be blissful.

Saint Augustine says “love and do whatever you like”, but our ego does not want to love; it wants to possess, to get pleasure. The more we get contaminated, the more our faith collapses; on the other hand, the more we purify ourselves, the more our faith strenghtens. Human life is so short, we should avoid committing mistakes, as every single mistake steals us a lot of precious time and to get back on track can become hard and painful. [...]

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