(Kadamba Kanana Swami, June 2011)
The world is meant to make us frustrated, and you never get what you want! Just like when I was a kid, I made my list of birthday presents that I desired. My father had a habit of buying what I liked, and what I wanted but the quality was cheaper! Oh God that was the worst – better if you have something just a little cheaper.
I knew him so I specified it, because there’s no leeway…… everything there is exactly what I want, and still he buys the one that is of a cheaper quality. It was so frustrating!
So in the material world it begins at a early age with frustration. Why do babies cry? Because they are frustrated, and so on and so on……it just continues until it deeply sets in!