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Chapter 3: The Shadow of Religion

And this purity, finally, brings contentment. This word is one of the most profound; you have to understand it, feel it, imbibe it. Contentment means whatsoever the situation is, you accept it without any complaint. In fact you not only accept it without complaint, you rejoice in it with deep gratefulness. This moment is perfect. When your mind doesn’t move from it, when you don’t ask for any other time, when you don’t ask for any other space, when you don’t ask for any other way of being, when you don’t ask anything, when the asking has dropped, you are simply here-now, rejoicing, like birds singing in the trees, flowers blooming on the trees, stars moving, everything is taken as “this is the all, the whole, the perfect, no improvement is possible in it” - when the future is dropped, when the tomorrow disappears.there is contentment. When now is the only time, the eternity, there is contentment, and in that contentment, says Patanjali, “.supreme happiness.”

Contentment brings supreme happiness.

Contentment brings supreme happiness. So contentment is the discipline of the yogi; he has to be contented. If nothing can create discontent in you, if nothing can create restlessness in you - if nothing can push you off your center - there arises supreme happiness.

Enough for today.