A myriad bubbles were floating on the surface of a stream. 'What are you?' I cried to them as they drifted by. 'I am a bubble, of course' nearly a myriad bubbles answered, and there was surprise and indignation in their voices as they passed. But, here and there, a lonely bubble answered, 'We are this stream', and there was neither surprise nor indignation in their voices, but just a quiet certitude. -Wei Wu Wei
If a man thinks that his happiness is due to external causes and
his possessions, it is reasonable to conclude that his happiness must
increase with the increase of possessions and diminish in proportion
to their diminution. Therefore if he is devoid of possessions, his
happiness should be nil. What is the real experience of man? Does
it conform to this view?
In deep sleep the man is devoid of possessions, including his own
body. Instead of being unhappy he is quite happy. Everyone desires
to sleep soundly. The conclusion is that happiness is inherent in
man and is not due to external causes. One must realise his Self in
order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.
~Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi
People saying their pets are not for sale make me laugh. Everyone is for sale here, it's what makes the site fun. People that tell their pets to block the person that keeps buying them make me laugh even harder. Sad, that's what it is. Have some fun! :D Arunachalala "reach me"Serene
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