“ The ideas of heat & cold, pleasure & pain, are produced by the contact of the senses with their objects. Such ideas are limited by a beginning & an end, they are transitory, bear them with patience ”
Source: God Talks with Arjuna (2010), page 200
Categories: Philosophy Wisdom Pain Spirituality Bhagavad gita Pleasure
Sense pleasures that arise from contact with the sense objects are ephemeral, they are begetters only of misery. No sage seeks happiness from them.
One who has restrained the senses from their objects is firmly established in wisdom.
He is full with contentment who absorbs all desires within, as the brimful ocean remains unmoved by waters entering into it
The best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as he feels for himself.
For those who have conquered the mind, the mind is their friend. For those who have failed to do so, the mind acts like an enemy.
Surrendering to the demands of the senses does not satisfy them, but rather creates insatiable desires for further sense experiences.