BLISS

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BLISS

Bliss is the goal of life. That bliss is continuous, changeless, eternal and divine. That bliss has in it power, love, knowledge and infinite wisdom, and God is all this in one.

The Indian term "ananda," which means happiness, has seven stages. The seventh ananda is called Paramananda – the Bliss of God – which, when attained, gives one everlasting existence in God.  (Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 11, p. 3875)

Bliss is something quite distinct from happiness and misery. Happiness and misery are gained through experiences of the mind.

Bliss is something totally different; after the death of the mind, what the soul gains through God is bliss. Happiness and misery are due to the mind, while bliss exists on account of the soul.

Bliss cannot be described. It cannot be grasped. It is to be experienced. (Lord Meher, 1st ed. Vol. 5, p. 1190)

Bliss is something quite distinct from happiness and misery. Happiness and misery are gained through experiences of the mind. Bliss is something totally different; after the death of the mind, what the soul gains through God is bliss. Happiness and misery are due to the mind, while bliss exists on account of the soul. “Bliss cannot be described. It cannot be grasped. It is to be experienced.”

"But why is there always suffering and not happiness?" one of the mandali asked and Baba explained:

You simpleton, I am trying to tell you that there is nothing like suffering! It is the mind that creates pain and misery. In reality, neither happiness nor misery exists. Only bliss is real, which the soul enjoys after emancipation. So to attain emancipation, first destroy the mind. First free yourself and then enjoy bliss. Become one – merge with the bliss!

Really speaking, everywhere in the entire universe is bliss. It is all bliss, bliss and bliss! But poor, ignorant mankind cannot enjoy it, as man does not know how to enjoy it. The whole universe is full of infinite bliss, but disregarding it, man hankers after the transient happiness of affluence, influence, possessions, name and fame. This is all false and illusory, yet man runs only after this. It is due to his ignorance of what is real. One should try to acquire real happiness by eschewing that which is false.