Misconceptions Regarding Wealth

There are many in this world, and specially in India, who think wealth & power can make a person happy. For them I say,  I am comming right from that point, down the road, there is  nothing!

Happiness

Srila Prabhupada on Happiness

All happiness in the material world has a beginning and an end, but happiness in Krishna is unlimited, and there is no end.
Raja Vidya : The King of Knowledge, Chapter 4,
Srila Prabhupada

Being Very, Very Happy

If the surface of the globe is overflooded with the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra, the people of the world will be very, very happy.
Purport on Srimad Bhagavatam on 4.24.10

Mutual Happiness

Mutual happiness is rarely found in this material world. For one to win here, many have to lose. A true win-win situation is impossible in this world. Mutual happiness is only possible when a jiva connects with God. Then God becomes happy with his loving service and the devotee becomes happy with Krsna’s loving reciprocation. Ye yatha mam prapadyante…

Fools and Transcendentalists

There are only two categories of happy people in the material world: fools and transcendentalists. Fools are so oblivious that they manage to convince themselves that they are happy in this material prison. Transcendentalists are happy because they can see above the material dualities and know that their parole is at hand. Everyone else is essentially miserable. This is because calamity in the material world cannot be avoided, just as water cannot be avoided in the ocean.

Reference: Spiritual Warrior III: Solace for the Heart in Difficult Times, Chapter 6 – A Spiritual Warrior's View of the World

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