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all of us are looking for peace and happiness but in our search for happiness where does our attention normally turn It turns towards the phenomena of the creation and its material objects Through these he says none of us have ever attained lasting peace and happiness nor will we ever do so He explains that these images and forms are temporary and perishable and therefore the pleasure and contentment derived from them is also temporary and short-lived With the passage of time whatever happiness we experience will surely be transformed into pain The Lord has shaped this world from pain and pleasure No one has experienced only pain and misery without enjoying the respite of at least a few moments of happiness Just as no one has experienced only happiness without having to face pain Whatever happiness or sufferings we experience are the result of our good or bad deeds committed in previous lives We are each given a human life according to the way our good and bad actions combine and while living that life we must settle the accounts of both When we account for good deeds we are happy while accounting for bad deeds we are miserable Those people who have more good deeds and less sins to their credit will appear to be happy people and will be seen to suffer less Those who carry a much greater load of negative actions and a smaller load of good deeds will suffer more and experience less happiness However every person will most certainly have to undergo suffering as well as joy if you wish to attain happiness if you wish to find contentment then you must return to your own origin Just think for example of people who have been given everything by the Lord good health respect wealth prosperity and a good life partner He has not withheld anything from them yet when they sit
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