An Unwise Transaction

Pleasure gives me satisfaction
I cannot tell a lie
Happiness gives me infinitely more satisfaction
Truth, Absolute Truth
It seems in order to buy pleasure I
Must spend happiness.
Therefore I have decided it is an
Unwise transaction.

Jitavrata Jacobs.

Drawn from the April 2006 edition of Panorama.

Expanding on the theme of ‘pleasure gain’ equating to ’spiritual loss’, this poem from the pen of Sri Chinmoy:

From everything that you say,
Everything that you do
And everything that you see
In your life,
Just ask yourself one question:
“Am I deriving any
Spiritual benefit?”

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