Sant Samartha Ramdas
बहू इच्छिसी कीर्ति सन्मान कांहीं |
सुखाचा तुला अंतरीं लेश नाहीं ||
फुकाचें मुखीं नाम तें का न ये रे |
हरे राम हा मंत्र सोपा जपा रे ||
You desire more and more fame and honor,
Yet happiness does not dwell in your heart,
For free can you chant (God's) Name, and yet you do not,
Why do you not chant this simple prayer " Hare Rama"
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Everyone in the world desires to study higher and higher, attain high fame and status and earn a lot. This is in accordance with the nature and understandable to the senses.
People perform actions for the sake of happiness; but they neither attain happiness nor succeed in ending their sorrow thereby
Lord Rama says, “Any accumulated wealth will dissolve in due time. Any position of power attained will come to an end. All the relations (children, wife) come to an end in death. There is nothing in this world that is permanent.”
What is real happiness? True happiness lies within you. By merely removing ignorance this can be realized. The easiest way towards this goal is by chanting the Mahamantra.
Happiness comes when the mind catches hold of the Divine Name without a break
Only God and uttering His Name is the true source of happiness. With out God all others are the accumulation of sorrows
As long as you search for peace outside yourself, you will not attain it. To find the peace within you, please chant the Mahamantra always, thinking of Lord Krishna and surrendering to Him.
The secret that will help you realize happiness
Everyone desires peace. But it does not come by easily. Neither the rich nor the poor enjoys peace
The true purpose of our existence is to realize God in ourselves. No other purpose is equal to or more significant than this.
To think 'What is the purpose of my Creation' is the very purpose of Lord's Creation
The true purpose of existence can be understood only if one attains a Guru
Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare