What do I Want? | Shri Shantananda Sarasvati
Things we think will make us happy often don't. Mis-wanting is wanting something that won't make us happy. So who's telling us we want these things?
Peter Whitfield introduces Shri Shantananda Sarasvati who used many stories in his teachings. From the book: 'The Man Who Wanted to Meet God', one story related to mis-wanting is about a bar of gold. A wise man warns four businessmen that danger is ahead...
Apart from the little internal voice talking about all the things we want, is there another quiet still voice of wisdom, offering wise counsel? If we let go of the stale little voice of mis-wanting, we can find the present moment. Here we can know our true nature, of love, freedom, wisdom and bliss.