The Way to Happiness
In his web broadcast today, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj shed light on the human condition, explaining the root cause of our unhappiness and the way to attain permanent happiness.
Enumerating different stages that we move through in life—childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age—the spiritual Master spoke of how, at each stage, we compare our lives with that of those around us. It seems that others live a life of comfort, ease, and happiness while difficulties always surround us. Relating an instructive story, he emphasized how we wish to live someone else’s life at each stage in our search for happiness.
We experience suffering and are unhappy in our current state because our attention is in the world outside, he said. This physical world is a world of illusion where what we experience is not real, and what is real is not experienced through our physical senses. Everything here is changing, and any joy or happiness is temporary and fleeting.
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji said that if we wish to find permanent happiness, we need to focus within ourselves. Within us are realms of peace, joy, happiness, and bliss that are permanent and lasting. By focusing within through the process of meditation, we rise above our physical body and senses and enter the limitless ocean of God, where love, consciousness, peace, and bliss reign. No matter the stage and condition of our outer life, we can always partake of this peace and bliss of God.