if i have succeeded
if i have succeeded in attaining his (god) pleasure,
i have bathed in all the holy rivers.
and if i fail to please him,
why should i bathe and adorn myself?
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
– Vernon Howard
Every pleasure has been so momentary, has left your hand empty, depleted, drained. And every pleasure has brought you more depression, sorrow, pulled you down. But yet there is a hope of some pleasure, some unknown, unseen pleasure. Dreaming of a pleasure that makes you weak, that holds you back.
O King, as I repeatedly recall this wondrous and holy dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, I take pleasure, being thrilled atevery moment. (18.76)
Freedom from the pleasure is the real pleasure. Pain does not bind you; it is the pleasure that binds you. And the bondage is painful. If you are bound, you are not bound by misery, you are bound by your craving, your pleasure.
Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. -Chinese Proverb
Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.
May breezes brush soft against your face,may shamrocks and roses line your way,may you be bathed in God’s bounteous grace.
The family that sticks together should bathe more often.