Tuesday, January 29, 2013

a reflection

Verse 1.44: Alas, how strange it is that we are preparing to commit greatly sinful acts. Driven by the desire to enjoy royal happiness, we are intent on killing our own kinsmen.

Currently I am in a state of being where even thinking simple thoughts is quite difficult, what to speak of enjoying! I'm totally congested, can't smell anything, can't taste anything and it takes me a long time to even express simple thoughts This is what happens when the body is unwell. So I would like to apologize for the brevity of my post today and just share something that struck me quite powerfully today.

Typically, most of us enjoy through our senses and when the use of those senses is hindered (i.e. nasal congestion) it prevents us from enjoying. However, the true bhakti yogi's sense of happiness and satisfaction is never altered simply because their happiness lies within. It lies in the knowledge that God is within their heart, guiding them, helping them and always wishing well for them.

I too strive for the day that my happiness comes from within. Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday!


  1. What a beautiful truth-that despite the discomfort and unrest the body might feel, that we can all learn to find a true and everlasting source of peace and happiness within. :)

    Wishing you a full and speedy recovery! I pray you feel better soon.

  2. Thank you so much Jessica! Yes, it's so comforting, isn't it? The thought that there is a source of happiness and it's not far away from us at all! All we need to do is look inside!