“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #11”
The Nectar of Devotion, Vrndavana, 07.11.1972.
2380) Whether I know even at Brahman realization, the happiness is not permanent! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————- Prabhupada: Yes. Happiness, it is our experience that happiness derived from material enjoyment, that is not permanent. That we can understand. But happiness of identifying oneself with Brahman, aham brahmasmi, nirbheda-brahmanusandhana, that happiness is also not permanent. That is stated in the Srimad-Bhagavatam: aruhya krcchrena param padam tatah patanty adhah anadrta yusmad-anghrayah [SB 10.2.32]. Aruhya krcchren… By great austerity, auspici…, and penance, one may rise up to the platform of Brahman realization, param padam. Aruhya krcchrena param padam patanty adhah [SB 10.2.32]. Again he falls down.