BG-C 04-V 09—-“Cheater Leaders”—–29-03-1974, Bombay
415) Whether I know how to get the real happiness! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—But according to Vedic civilization, sukham atyantikam yat tad atindriyam grahyam. What is the actual happiness? That is beyond your senses. Not sense gratification. But because we are materially absorbed, we think indriyani parany ahur [Bg. 3.42]. Indriya. the senses, always all. To satisfy the senses that is sukh. That is happiness. And those who are a little disgusted with sense gratification, indriyani parany ahur indriyebhyah param manah [Bg. 3.42]. They are mental speculators. They write poetries and utopian theories, “This philosophy, that philosophy.” In this way they satisfy the mind. But that is also not happiness. Mental happiness. Mano-rathena asato dhavato bahih. If you become satisfied by mental happiness, then you’ll have to come down again. Asato. Asato ma sad-gamah. Real life is: “Don’t stay in this temporary world but go to the real world, paras tasmat tu bhavo ‘nyo ‘vyakto ‘vyaktat sanatanah [Bg. 8.20]. You’ll find all these things in Bhagavad-gita. So either on the bodily plane or on the mental plane you cannot be happy. That is not possible. But if you want to be happy then you have to come to the spiritual platform and engage in spiritual activities, sukham atyantikam yat tad atindriyam grahyam. Atindriya means above the material platform of sensual and mental activities. ———-