“The enlightened know that to make the world a painless place, you must change your heart, not the world.

That is the state of one who has reached perfection. He has conquered his mind and leads an equipoised existence. He knows himself to be infinite bliss and is unaffected by the pleasures or pains of empirical life. His apparent joys and sorrows are only superficial waves passing over the eternal calm of his real self. He had used every circumstance to make himself firmer and firmer in that unshakable state.”

On a day when I was feeling emotional and affected, these words came to me.

Everything does happen for a reason.


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