The beginning of Wisdom is when we are made truly serious
by this Lesson of life:
The achievement of Happiness is always minimal, temporary,
and ultimately unattainable.
You cannot become Happy.
You can only be Happy.
Happiness is not a matter of subsequent action
but of prior being.
Happiness is Being Itself.
Therefore, Happiness must be presently Realized,
since It cannot ever be attained
on the basis of Its prior non-Realization.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj