If a bird is used to flying and you put in a a cage, it won't be a happy bird; It wants to fly; that's its nature. Your nature is infinite awareness.
You have no fixed self. This is only an illusion that causes you to feel pain and suffering.
The reason why we're not happy is because we believe consciously and subconsciously that we're separate from god, eternal awareness.
We define a world. We build a house, then after building the house we enter into it and we never leave it.
Whenever we just try to please ourselves, all we do is cover up another window in the little house we're stuck in.
When you do something "selflish" you'll feel constricted and restricted. You won't be happy.
Those who pursue a worldy life - who try to get others to do what they want, to peform for them, who use and abuse in the name of their own happiness - are miserable.
Feeling "comfortable" is the short path to annihilation.
If your life is based around your being comfortable, you're not very comfortable. You suffer quite a bit - becuase in the realm of the senses there is not only pleasure, but there is pain.
We preceive that God is in all of those we give to.
Then we see that the same God is within ourselves.
Finally, we see that there is no one and nothing but God.
Selfless giving reminds us that there is an eternally present spirit in all of us, that when revealed, liberates us from both the transitory and the eternal - both of which ultimatly can be attachments.
If your nature is infinite awareness trapped in a body, suddenly there's a lack of happiness, a lack of freedom. No matter what you get you'll never be happy, because these are all trinkets.
We hide in relationships. We hide in material possessions. We hide in ambitions, secret desires, hates, frustrations, jealousy, self-ptiy, in our insecurity - and more than anything our vanity and our egotism.
We try to fulfill ourselves, even though our inner voice tells us to become all that we are - still, we run from it.
Karma simply means that whatever type of energy you project, or you allow to pass through your being, you will become for a period of time.
So, those who hate, those who are violent in nature, live in a world of hate and fear and violence inside themselves, inside their minds, inside their awareness.
Those who love and who have a sense of purity live in a very luminous band of awareness.
Karma is engendered by states of mind. If you are in a happy state of mind, that will engender one kind of karma. If you are in an unhappy state of mind, that will engender another kind of karma.
Selfless actions create a higher karma, which brings you into higher states of mind. When you are in higher states of mind you will see things that you never saw before.
A saint is someone who has been very selfless and, over a period of lifetimes, generated a tremendous amount of good karma, which has caused them to enter into very lovely states of mind.
The secret to enlightenment is kindness and selfless giving. Without that, it's just words, isn't it?
Selfless giving is the art of living.
This is what Krishna says in the Bhagavad-Gita - Karma Yoga. If you can't avoid action, you might as well act.
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