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Happiness is our nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside - Ramana Maharshi
 Happiness is a Journey - Choose your options
 
Date Sent: November 07, 2014

QUOTE: In the spiritual path there are constant failures and setbacks. Repeated endeavor, constant vigilance and undaunted perseverance are needed. When the heart's knots are gradually loosened, when the Vasanas (tendencies) are gradually thinned out, when the bonds of karma are gradually loosened, when ignorance is dispelled, when weakness vanishes, you will become more and more peaceful, strong and serene. You will get more and more light from within.


In flow of my writings I make several contradictory statements, Ex: 'God does not interfere in our life' vs 'God protects you'

Another contradiction is: I suggest all serious seekers to NEVER to use FaceBook, in fact I suggest them to delete the FaceBook account. Such a crazy idea isn't it? :)

The contradiction is: I myself use FaceBook and its 'Like/Share' buttons on the site and in emails. For now please bear with me with this contradiction. I plan to explain it in one of the future posts.

Here is link for "You and the Little Candle" that many thought as inspiring.

Anyway, here is interesting post:

----- Happiness is a Journey - by OM Swami

The bulk of my inbox is occupied by emails of sorrow and troubles. People lose their jobs, they go through divorce, they fall sick. Some are losing money and others court cases, many have been unemployed for months while some are under heavy debt. People are concerned about their future and troubled by their past. The majority out there are going through challenges at work or at home or both. Worries, worries and more worries.

Most of us do everything we can to avoid them because we want peace, happiness and a life free of stresses and strains. We want a life that's smooth and has no surprises and shocks for us. We want the future to announce itself before it arrives on the doorstep of our present. We want Nature to go according to our plans. The truth is we want too many things. We have unreasonable expectations from life, if you ask me. Nevertheless, is it possible to be at peace, is there a way to happiness? Maybe. Let me begin with a little story you may have already heard in one of my talks or elsewhere.

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For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.

At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

When the going gets tough, when life stretches you, take it gracefully. There's no point in complaining or whining. Remind yourself that it's the rainy season, that you must persist and remain focused, that when one door closes a hundred others will open. Sometimes the rainy season may last longer than expected. So what? Sometimes the door may not open soon enough. So what? This is life.

The sooner we understand and accept this truth of life, the happier we will be. On our journey, sky won't always be blue nor mountains be green. The days won't always be sunny nor the nights starry. The oceans won't always be calm nor the rivers flooding. And, that's life. For whatever it's worth, this is what it is. A journey of happiness, of peace.

Read blog at: http://omswami.com/2014/10/happiness-journey.html

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