The Great Pleasure of Rest

THERE is pleasure in rest and pleasure in activity.  The pleasure in activity is momentary and causes fatigue, while the pleasure in rest is magnanimous and energizing.  So to the one who has tasted pleasure in rest (samathi), the pleasure in activity is insignificant.  All activities that you do, you do so that you can have deep rest.  Activity is part of the system.  However, the real pleasure is in samathi.  In order to have deep rest one must be active.  The proper balance of both is essential.

Many seek pleasure in this or that, but the wise man just smiles.  The real rest is only in knowledge.

Wake Up and Transcend

The foolish one uses spiritual power to gain material comfort.

An intelligent one uses the material world to raise high in the spirit.

When you transcend the intellect you allow yourself to be used by the spirit.

One who is awake neither uses anything nor loses anything.

Become intelligent, transcend and wake up.

_ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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