Do you know what happiness is? I’ll tell you what happiness is. Happiness is coming across a WTF quote like this:
On this planet, only human beings can desire. Animals can’t. They are programmed to behave in a way and they do not have the faculty to desire. Have you seen Indian monkeys queuing up outside the US consulate? You don’t. Because monkeys do not have that desire to go to the US.
This is a gentleman named Swami Dayananda Saraswati speaking. I find on his Wikipedia page that he has taught Vedanta courses in the US. From this we can conclude that a) Swamiji is not a monkey and b) Swamiji has desires.
I’m confused about whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
(Link via email from Chandoo. Image via Rediff.)