You can be happy provided you have decided to make others happy. There is no other way. Spirit is more powerful than matter. There is some inexplicable working which is making a man full of love and devotion and service, least liable, not only to disturbances from the world but to diseases, physical irregularities and various indispositions. So to say, on leading that sort of life, you become unapproachable to evils and unassailable by rude attacks of injurious men, hard situations an disagreeable circumstances. Something generates in you which gives you an invincible power, not only intellectual, moral, religious but the very physical power of the body itself. You don’t contract the disease, and if you do, you recover much sooner. You have the fewest enemies; you have the smallest perplexities of life. Believe that your happiness and misery solely depend on you. And what is your equipment for highest happiness and minimum of misery? Your virtuous life, non-attachment and celibacy on the one hand, and your devotion and surrender to God on the other, with love and service.
~ Extract from the book: MAI-ISM
Author: Mai Swarup Mai Markand