The purpose of marriage is mutual growth and expansion. To cling to a marriage solely because one feels one must is to defeat that very purpose. It amounts, usually, to covering under a blanket of artificial flowers the naked but actual reason for remaining in a dead relationship: pride. Such people cannot acknowledge that they have made a mistake, and cannot allow others to perceive them as having erred.
Is not joy, I asked myself, what all men are really seeking, in their heart of hearts? Why, then, do so few experience it? And why is it so common for people to suffer in the very pursuit of happiness?
What do you feel is the single most important thing people can do to help the world crisis situation?
Meditation is to religion what the laboratory is to physics or chemistry. Whether one follows the outward forms of religion depends more or less on personal taste, but whether one seeks in his life some of religion’s practical, inner benefits is a matter of life or living death.