Swami Sivananda, “The Goal of life is God-realisation. All desires are gratified by realising God. God can be realised by pure, subtle reasoning. There is not an iota of happiness in the sensual objects, because they are insentient. There are mental uneasiness, discontentment and restlessness even in multi-millionaires and kings. All sorts of fears miseries and troubles will melt away when the knowledge of God dawns. You will be freed from the wheel of births and deaths with all its concomitant evils. Form a strong habit of remembering God at all times. Control the senses. Be balanced in pain and pleasure, heat and cold, praise and censure. Have unshakable faith in and unflinching devotion towards God.”
(pg. 21, Sermonettes of Swami Sivananda).