How to attain permanent peace
Remember that so long as one’s mind attaches importance to an object and is
tempted by it, nay, as long as its possession is supposed to be the sign of good
fortune or God’s grace and its absence is taken as a misfortune and its necessity
is felt, and so long as its possession is supposed to be a source of joy and
fulfillment, one cannot be free from desire: one cannot attain disinterestedness or
Nobody can attain ‘disinterestedness’ by merely repeating this word. One can
attain it only when the objects desired appeared to be harmful and destructive of
real happiness. Then the objects will appear unreal and of no significance.
The real renunciation of desire is a function of the mind. It is not merely a
matter of words. The mind is the seat of beneficent truthfulness. In order
to attain disinterestedness, desirelessness, it is necessary to realize the
transitoriness, impurity, painfulness and the perishable nature of sense- objects.
Realize that devoid of God, all enjoyments are really painful and sources of
frightful agony. Then the mind will naturally cease to be drawn towards them.
The sense-objects are recognized as pleasurable and essential. You are bond
to cherish honor and love for those who posses them and also for the means of
acquiring them. You will like to be one of those fortunate persons so that others
may have the same regard for you as you now have for those persons. Those
who lack worldly possessions for enjoyment will be looked down upon by you as
unfortunate persona and you will never threat them with affection and respect
and will perhaps ignore them. Therefore, you will also be anxious to avoid such
treatment at the hands of others and do everything possible to escape such
humiliation position. So long this mentality lasts, desires will not leave you.
God is present everywhere in all circumstances- in luxury as well as in want. Hence
honor all, treat everyone with respect; but only as a manifestation of God and not
as an aboard of luxury. If you honor anyone as an embodiment of luxury, you will
cease to honor those who are in want. In a life of want you will experience a state
of relief, or supreme consolation, of unique happiness and ineffable peace.
It is to be remembered that peace and bliss do not lie in any object, but in a mental
state free from all desires. When your mind will be free from all longings and
yearnings, then the sense of possession which changes you will vanish. Your
ego will be offered at the lotus feet of the lord and you will enjoy real bliss and