working in the bit mines

... I was musing over Srila Prabupada's purport in
the Srimad Bhagavatam, describing how the world
cheats us, and how we actually want to be cheated on

... if you ask for something from God, God is more
than willing to oblige, but you must pay the costs
incurred by the material world ... after all,
you are the one down here

... true happiness is found in the eternal world,
whearas anything given here on earth is temporary

... so in a sense, we are cheated on everything the
material world gives us, because it is emphemeral, it
gets blown away by the cosmic winds of Time

... say, for instance, you think that having a
beautiful starlett for a wife, would be all that
you need to get yourself happy

... God would provide, but the unhappiness it brings
is on you

... but that's the way it is in the material world,
we get a cheap, imitation happiness, which is temporary
and not satisfying

... how else can you explain the unhappiness amoung
movie stars and rich people?

... of course, they can afford the happy-pills which
the doctors happily provide, so they seem all
bubbly and cheerful, until the pills run out

... this earth is so messed up on a spiritual level,
just daily life is like trying to swim in choppy seas

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If it is the last word I write, let it be Vishnu