CHEERFULNESS WAS A GOAL MOST WORTH STRIVING FOR
Baba told us, "If you don't want to be old before you really ought to be old, be cheerful in thought, word, deed and appearance — most of all in appearance. Maybe you are not happy inside — perhaps gas in your stomach! But you must look happy.
I always find half of you garlic-faced. When you eat garlic it is a smell passed on to all; so when you appear garlic-faced, that too is contagious. It is a divine art to always look cheerful. It is a divine quality. It helps others. When you are garlic-faced, it makes others unhappy."
Baba emphasized that no one must expect to get happiness from others, but be happy in oneself.
LOVE ALONE PREVAILS, p. 239
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