by Hari Prasad Shastri

All our activities from the time we see the light to the day we cease to breathe are directed towards one aim—to be happy. We perform our duties so that our conscience may be light and we may be happy. The wise in pursuit of their happiness do not want it at the expense of the happiness of others, but the ignorant do not mind if they have to build their happiness on the sighs and tears of others; they will find such happiness is as short-lived as a flash of lightning. The whole of history bears this out very well.

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This article is from the Autumn 2018 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.