How can I have happiness?

Question. How can I have happiness ?

Baba: Everyone in the world, consciously or unconsciously, seeks happiness in one form or another. You seek it now in your own way. Even a murderer seeks happiness, which he hopes to find in the very act of murder, and that is why he commits it. Why or when does a man commit murder? Either through hatred or jealousy, and because he thinks he will find happiness if he commits murder and takes his revenge for hatred or jealousy.

Why does a man drink? Because of the happiness he derives from the drink. But what happiness does he derive and how long does it last? Only as long as the effect of the intoxication lasts. No sooner does it cool down than he feels broken, dejected, and miserable. It is the same case with lust and lustful actions. One does it all for the happiness one derives even for a moment. But it is only for the moment that one derives happiness from one action or another, and when it is over, he is miserable again.

Real happiness is quite different. It never changes or ceases. It is permanent, everlasting—and it lies there within you. It is sleeping and must be opened. Once it is opened, it is always happiness.

I am the source of happiness, the sun of all bliss. But there is a curtain that veils you from the sun, and you do not see it. Now, because of your inability to see owing to a curtain, you cannot say there is no sun. The sun is there, shining and spreading its luster all over the world. But you do not allow its rays to approach you, obstructing them with the veil of ignorance. Remove that, and you will see the sun.

I will help you tear open the curtain and enable you to find happiness within. I love you. I love all.

–Silent Teachings of Meher Baba, compiled and edited by Naosherwan Anzar, p130

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