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What is the secret to permanent happiness? – Divine Discourse Summary – Sri Sathya Sai Sharadaniketanam, Mandya, Karnataka – July 27, 2019 (Evening)

Everyone who is born is born with a rationed number of breaths. Every human being has a birth date and also a date for their demise. Therefore, everybody’s birth and death are already pre-fixed. What do you do between your birth and your death is what makes you what you are. Of all the 84 lac species, being born as a human being is extremely rare and therefore, extremely precious. So, it is the most important responsibility of every human being to lead their lives in a purposeful way. What is the best way to lead one’s life? To eat, to sleep, to be afraid of things and to procreate is common between humans and animals. The most precious opportunity when we are born as human is to realise God.  

And why should we realise God? The truth is that every person wants to be happy permanently happy, always happy. In everything you analyse for a moment, why you do what you do in your life? It is only to be happy and to avoid sorrow. Whoever it is, from an ant to a human, everybody always wants to try to be happy and avoid sorrow. This is the truth. But all this happiness comes and goes. The nature of this world is some day it is happy days, some day it is sad day – alternates. Buddha asked himself, ‘What is the way to be permanently happy?” For that, he found the answer not outside but inside. All other things that are outside are temporary in nature. But there is something inside which if you attain that gives you permanent happiness. It means not a single moment in your life you will be sad. The one who sees oneness of God inside, outside, everywhere, in everything, he will never be sad, there will never be a moment when he will be sad or sorrowful. So, what is the secret to be happy always? To realise God within. That is the only way to be happy permanently in this world from the date of your birth to the date of death, every single day, every hour, every moment you can be happy if only you realise God inside.  

How to realise God? You have to realise God by changing yourself a little bit to become God. If you live your life on the principle of love, service, sacrifice, compassion, selflessness, it is like shaping that stone into Lingam. One day or the other you will become God. Ahamkara, Mamakara all this has to be removed and Seva Prema Karuna Tyaga these have to be learnt, inculcated. Every day if you lead your life in good way, one day that Paramatma will manifest in you. That will be the day when all sorrow will end and there onwards, only joy, happiness and Ananda will be there in your life.