In this talk we examine the search for perfection. We may seek perfection in; my body, a “home”, in relationships or a partner, a job, social or economic status, or in our children.
But why do we do this? It is due to our spiritual nature which is perfect. But when I try to do this in the material world I am seeking perfection in that which is imperfect. It is like our seeking permanence in that which is impermanent.
The answer to my desire for perfection lies in not trying to make the world, my body, or anything material perfect – but discovering my actual identity – my spiritual identity.
A verse from the Bhagavad-gita I quoted. “After attaining Me, the great souls, who are yogis in devotion, never return to this temporary world, which is full of miseries, because they have attained the highest perfection.” Bg 8.15