Happiness - an essential subject
Happiness derived from a combination of the senses and the sense objects is always a cause of distress and should be avoided by all means. For the person in the mode of passion there might be some kind of ephemeral happiness in the beginning and at the end distress, but for the person in the mode of ignorance there is only distress. Simply by practicing Kṛṣṇa consciousness there can be peace, there can be prosperity, there can be happiness.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Happiness category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 9 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|That which in the beginning may be just like poison but at the end is just like nectar and which awakens one to self-realization is said to be happiness in the mode of goodness. (Bhagavad-gītā 18.37)|
|That happiness which is derived from contact of the senses with their objects and which appears like nectar at first but poison at the end is said to be of the nature of passion. (Bhagavad-gītā 18.38)|
|Happiness which is blind to self-realization, which is delusion from beginning to end and which arises from sleep, laziness and illusion is said to be of the nature of ignorance. (Bhagavad-gītā 18.39)|
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