Do not engage yourself in the cultivation of or the promotion of wants and desires. That is a never ending process of sowing and reaping; you will never reach contentment and one desire when satisfied, will fan the thirst for ten more. Do not run after devious desires or crooked satisfactions. All roads leading to the realm of the senses are tortuous and blind, only the road that leads to the path of the Lord is straight. Cultivate righteousness in every action, that will reveal the Divine Self. Straightforwardness will enable you to overcome the three gunas (qualities). No single Guna should dominate; all must be tamed to fill the lake of bliss. It is your internal bliss that matters, not the external, the sensory, the objective and the worldly. If the inner poise or inner equilibrium is undisturbed by external ups and downs, that is a sure sign of spiritual success.
Do not tell me that you are completely satisfied with the delusion of worldly pleasures and do not care about bliss and peace! Trust Me, your basic nature abhors this dull, dreary routine of eating, drinking and sleeping, and is seeking earnestly something which it knows it has lost, which is contentment (Shanthi). In their heart of hearts, everyone craves for liberation from bondage to the trivial and temporary, and this is available at only one shop – the contemplation of the Highest Self, which is the source of all that is seen! However high a bird may soar, sooner or later, it seeks to perch on a tree top, to enjoy the quietness. So too, a day will come, when even the most haughty, the most willful, the most unbelieving and even those who assert that there is no joy or peace in contemplation of the Lord, will have to pray, “Oh Lord, grant me peace, grant me consolation, strength and joy!”