“ He who is not affected by pain and pleasure, he who is calm and evenminded during pain and pleasure, he alone is eligible for immortality ”
Source: Bhagavad Gita
The best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as he feels for himself.
We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
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.
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.
The pleasure isn't in doing the thing, the pleasure is in planning it.