All that lives is striving for happiness; yet a thousand and one pains and fears attend upon every pleasure which man seeks though the ignorance of exclusiveness.
All over the world, man buries himself in egoism and multicolored attachments to the false, depriving himself of the intrinsic and self-sustained happiness that does not wane. He seeks happiness through the perishing and transitional, and invites upon himself the sufferings of closed consciousness.
One must contact the ocean of unfading bliss within, and be free of the limiting duality of "I" and "you", to unveil the perennial spring of imperishable sweetness which is within each and all.
LIFE AT ITS BEST, pp. 39-40
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