We should have an aim and object in life. Regardless of whoever he may be, if a person doesn’t have an aim and object in life, then he is no better than an animal. All of us want happiness. This is the aim and object of our lives. It is all right that everyone wants happiness. But, the process we adopt cannot give us happiness. Old age and disease will come. Many problems will come in one’s life. You will get a little happiness by family life. But even that will lead to sorrow. Therefore, pure, eternal happiness is not found in this world. A person marries and consumes intoxicants to attain happiness. But happiness is not to be found by the consumption of such substances. Then where can happiness be found? Kṛṣṇa is the embodiment of happiness. By engaging in His bhajana and sevā, you will attain real happiness. You cannot find happiness anywhere else. By engaging in Kṛṣṇa’s bhajana, you will surely attain happiness.
July 31, 2005 Bangalore