The moment we are born as human beings, somehow our lives got complicated. If we had come here as any other creature on this planet, life would be very simple – eating, sleeping, reproducing, and dying one day. Now we have to do all those things but somehow where you are right now, wherever you may be, is not enough, isn’t it?
You want to be little more than what you’re right now. If you know only money, maybe you’re thinking of little more money. If you know only pleasure, maybe little more pleasure. Power, little more power. Everybody is wanting to be little more than they’re right now. The process of desiring is continuously going on.
Whether you’re going to work, or you’re going to the bar, or you’re going to the temple, or you’re getting married, or you’re having children, you’re studying in university – all this effort of life, everything was in pursuit of happiness, is it so? In the last 100 years, with the use of science and technology, we have changed the very face of this planet. Today we have the kind of comforts and conveniences that no other generation could ever even imagine. We are definitely the most comfortable generation ever on this planet, is it so? But are we also the most joyful generation? So it’s not worked.
There is only one problem with your life – life is not happening the way you think it should happen
Every creature, from plant to animal to everything, including human beings, have paid an enormous price to create these comforts and conveniences. And we are not even happy. What is the point? We have engineered the world today in many ways, so that it functions better for us, isn’t it? We have done nothing about ourselves. It’s time to really look at it, isn’t it?
In the last 24 hours, how many moments of joy have you known? When you’re 5 years of age, a child, how many moments of joy did you have in 24 hours? The whole equation has gotten to reverse somehow. It doesn’t matter where you are, you’re sitting in a palace or in heaven, but your inner situation is not good, it doesn’t matter, isn’t it? This mind could have been a source of ecstasy but this mind has been a source of misery for most people – tension, anxiety, depression – why? You just don’t know how to handle it, isn’t it?
See, there is only one problem with your life. Life is not happening the way you think it should happen. That’s the only problem. Is there any other problem? Nobody around you will happen 100% your way, isn’t it so? Yes? Nobody happens your way, it’s okay. The problem is, this one [self] is not happening your way, that is the problem, isn’t it?
People have concluded that stress is a part of their life. Stress is not a part of your life
People have concluded that stress is a part of their life. Stress is not a part of your life. It is just that – you do not know how to manage your body, you do not know how to manage your mind, you do not know how to manage your emotions, or your life energies. Everything is happening accidentally.
So, if things happen your way, you have begun to understand in the world that you have to engineer it. The same is with you! No Inner Engineering has been done for you, isn’t it? Just by accident, you are trying to happen. Now I’m talking about creating the right kind of chemistry within you – where, to be peaceful and blissful is just natural to you.