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A dialogue in happiness

The Infinite is only immortal and will never pass away; it remains forever; but whatever is finite is temporary and will get destroyed.

“Dad, everyone is looking for happiness. But what is meant by happiness?” a boy asked his father.
“One of the signs of happiness, son, is that a person who has it becomes active. A person who does not get afflicted by profit or loss, death or life, glory or ignominy are the true pursuer of happiness. There is no true joy in anything which is small, finite or material. I can tell you that the Infinite alone is happiness; but you must desire to understand this Infinite, my son.”
“I want to understand it, Dad,” said boy.
“Good,” said his father. “Then you listen carefully – When a person sees that nothing and no one is separate from him, that he is one with all the people, animals, and objects in the universe, when a person sees and hears and knows nothing else — that is the Infinite.
“But, if one sees or feels some other thing, obstructing him, separating him, then that is the finite. He has not yet found the Infinite.