Futility of Wants

It is your right to be happy and yet you create your own unhappiness by wanting things. Wanting is the source of perpetual restlessness.

If you do not get the thing you wanted, you are disappointed. And if you get it, you want more and more of it and become unhappy. Say, “I do not want anything,” and be happy.

The continuous realisation of the futility of wants will eventually lead you to Knowledge. This Self-knowledge will give you the freedom from wants which leads to the road to abiding happiness.


[Discourses by Meher Baba, volume-I, p-29 (Copyright ©1967 by Adi K. Irani, King’s Rd., Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India)]


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