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?”
(Source)

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