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Desire for bliss at root of every action

THE DESIRE for ?anand? or divine bliss was at the root of every human action, said Nikunjeshwari Devi, a disciple of Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj. She was delivering a discourse for the second day at the Coral Club here on Monday.

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THE DESIRE for ‘anand’ or divine bliss was at the root of every human action, said Nikunjeshwari Devi, a disciple of Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj.

She was delivering a discourse for the second day at the Coral Club here on Monday.

She said one may not be aware of what one wanted, but a deeper analysis revealed that what one ultimately sought in the depth of his heart was ‘anand’ or bliss.

“Whether in the process of establishing control over others, or doing harm to others, in every activity one seeks some kind of satisfaction comparable with anand,” she added.

She gave the example of a student desperately trying to excel in examinations. She said the student improved his lot and gave himself access to all comforts by bagging a lucrative job and ultimately aimed at anand.

It was natural for every person to seek bliss, which was ultimately attained when one becames God-centred, she said.

“As long as man is under the spell of Maya, he gropes in the darks of ignorance, vainly seeking anand.”

“But it is only when he overcomes Maya with the grace of God that anand is attained.” There is no other source of anand, except God.

“In fact, God is not the source but anand itself,” she asserted.