sure on account of clouded understanding. There is not an iota of happiness inthis sense-universe. Abandon this selfish struggle for amassing wealth. Marchdirect to that wire-puller who is moving these toys of flesh–human bodies— who is keeping up this big show, who is behind this show. In Him alone willyou find lasting happiness and perennial joy. Merge in Him by practisingdaily meditation.During adversities, troubles, extreme difficulties, sickness, etc., a feeling of utter helplessness and of the presence of a mighty mysterious power or hidden governor of this universe, creeps over your being. But such momentsdo not last for a long time. And they are very few, also. Maya
is very powerful. The illusory sensual objects invade the mind and cloud theunderstanding. But a man of dispassion and discrimination is always vigilant.Maya is afraid to approach him.Prana
or the life-breath is as impermanent as the drop of water on thelotus-leaf which is likely to be thrown by the slightest breeze. It is not certainthat the man who is living today will live the next day. Life is as evanescentas a bubble. Try therefore to attain immortality.There is an internal peace which is not disturbed by external happenings. Thisis the supreme peace of the soul or atman. He who rests in this peace is ableto meetdifficulties and troubles with fortitude. He is not upset by adversities,calamities and trying circumstances.Who is your real father? Search for Him. Who is your real mother? Searchfor Her. What is death? Why are you attached to the flesh? Be attached to theimperishable atman, the indweller, the immortal friend and well-wisher.
A sannyasin’s analysis of life
Discrimination will tell us that this is a strange world that we live in. This is avery big museum or wonderful show. The flowers and the Himalayanscenery, the Niagara Falls, the sea, the sky are beautiful and charming. Butthe earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, lightnings, thunderstorms, landslides,cyclones, epidemics of influenza and plague are awful and threatening. A beautiful wife is very charming; she is very sweet when she is young, whenshe smiles, when, she puts on a beautiful dress, when she sings, when she plays on the piano or violin, when she dances in the ballroom. But she looks