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Bliss and Happiness
March 5, 1988
Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag
Founder and Patron of AVSK, Jodhpur

At present, only material happiness is being termed as bliss by the people of the world. The difference between bliss and material happiness is like day and night. The bliss stays in a constant state throughout life but the state of happiness continuously changes.

  • The things which give pleasure in childhood change when one enters adolescence. There are many fundamental changes that occur in that state as one enters youth.

  • And in old age, the situation is completely different from all the reasons that used to give pleasure in childhood, adolescence, and youth.

  • In this way, we can see that what is being termed as bliss by the people of the world is only material happiness. Bliss is everlasting. Its form and reason don’t change with age. Since the man of this age has not tasted bliss that is why he cannot differentiate between pleasure and bliss.

  • The state of happiness and sorrow are changeable but bliss is eternal.

    Bliss is not the name of an experience. It is an everlasting state that keeps a man joyful, happy, and peaceful all his life.

    - Gurudev Shri Ramlalji Siyag

  • Age and circumstances cannot bring about any change in it but a man of this era cannot guess this state. It is not his fault because the powers that provide bliss have almost disappeared from the world.

  • People who are associated with me realize the difference between bliss and pleasure when they constantly feel blissful. Bliss has been called ‘Naam Amal’ and ‘Naam Khumari’ by our saints. Since the man of this era considers intoxication by chanting God’s name imaginary and a lie so it is beyond his ability to understand it.

  • This is the reason why the man of this era is not able to differentiate between bliss and happiness. If bliss could be attained by material comforts, people of the west would not be seen wandering in India for peace.