We all long for lasting happiness, a never ending love, a deathless life, and a perfect home sweet home. We are searching for a perfection which never ends. That is a reasonable desire because we are actually eternal spiritual beings. However the world in which we live, the body we occupy, and the relationships we form, all have a beginning and so must therefore have an end. We are unfortunately seeking that which is eternal in an impermanent realm. Thus we suffer unnecessarily. The Vedic scriptures offer us wonderfully hopeful wisdom:

asato mā sad gamaḥ
tamasi mā jyotir gamaḥ
mṛto mā amṛta gamaḥ

Do not stay in illusion; go to the eternal reality
Do not stay in darkness; go to the light.
Do not remain in the realm of death; become immortal!
– Bṛhad-āraṇyaka Upaniṣad 1.3.28

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