THE HAPPINESS OF REALIZING GOD
The idea that the worldly have of suffering or happiness is entirely limited. The real happiness that comes through realizing God is worth all the physical and mental suffering in the universe. Then all suffering is as if it had never been.
Those who are not God-realized can control their minds through yoga to such an extent that nothing makes them feel pain or suffering, even if they are buried alive or thrown into boiling oil. But though the advanced yogis can brave and annul any suffering, they do not experience the happiness of realizing God.
When one becomes God, everything else is zero. The happiness of God-realization, therefore, cannot suffer curtailment by anything. The happiness of God-realization is self-sustained, eternally fresh and unfading, boundless and indescribable. It is for this happiness that the world has sprung into existence.
DISCOURSES, 7th ed, p. 398
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