Sensual desires

“… sensual desire is never quenched by indulgence any more than fire is by pouring ghee in it. No object of desire – corn, gold, cattle or women – nothing can ever satisfy the desire of man. (…) We can reach peace only by a mental poise beyond likes and dislikes.”

Yayati explains this to his son Puru after indulging several years in a sensual life.

(Mahabharata by C. Rajagopalachari – p.38)

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Happy New Year!

Welcome 2009!

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Every new year brings a renewed hope, strength and zeal along with it. Its a time for celebration – celebration of life and prosperity. A time to thank God for a wonderful year that was, and pray for the same ahead. The last year was blotted with unfortunate events – on a personal as well as a global front –  that will remain in etched in our memories for a long time. However, the times ahead give us the chance to learn from our mistakes and become better citizens of the world. May peace and light shine bright, and happiness dwell in each and every heart. May 2009 bring prosperity to all! Happy new year to all! 🙂