From this discrimination, from this unconditional, compassionate love, fundamental deep honesty, comes knowledge. That knowledge is eternal wisdom, knowledge that there is a consciousness which abides, and can be known, and that in that consciousness there is no opposite. Pleasure and pain are both engulfed by that unconditional consciousness, that unconditional existence. And all dualities are but the mere appearance. That which is has no shape. Neither has it boundaries in time and space. It is beyond the confines of time, place and person. Yet, it remains present in every moment of existence, within all forms, all shapes. All lies within this consciousness. Through the practices of deep compassion, unconditional love, deep honesty, one begins to perceive the existence of this omnipresent, unconditional consciousness, the Self. One begins to perceive the existence of Lord Shiva. One begins to know the realm from which the Guru forms his teachings and existence; the truth behind the multiplicity of appearance. The fetters of maya begin to be removed, and one becomes less interested in winning the game of happiness, less attached to whether one is the winner or the loser, to whether the moment holds pleasure or pain. For one's vision, one's knowledge, one's eyes see always that which is immortal, untouched by pleasure and pain, that which exists within, around, through all experience and never changes.
When one's vision becomes clear and one's mind abides in that consciousness, in that love unconditional, in that deep and solid truth, one finds the rock substantial on which to build one's existence. And there the ravages of time, the pushes and pulls of worldly life hold no force whatsoever. They cannot bind. One whose mind abides in this truth, in this knowledge, in this vision, in this feeling, in this existence, one who knows, finds that path which is between all else. That is the middle path. It is primordial, unconditioned; not bound by time, place and person. If you want to know the way to happiness, you will have to find the door that opens to this realm. All other happiness is but the polar opposite of suffering. Like any opposite, it will move from one to the other. But through that portal, which is bound with the mind, with the heart, with the knowing, the bondages of maya are unwoven and the consciousness rests in the Self, in the abode of Lord Shiva, in the heart of Lord Krishna, in the unconditioned. This alone will end suffering, nothing else. So, though you live in this world, do not be bound, do not absorb yourself unconsciously in the passion to win. You cannot win. Someday you will die. The winning is only in the moment, and the moment shifts. Winning and losing, they are the same. Do not waste your lives in this irrelevant pursuit. Enjoy this world, appreciate this world. It is not evil, it is beautiful. The joy, the suffering, the struggle, it is all the great creation within the mind of Brahma. But, do not abide upon the surface waters. Go deep, go deep and there find your immortality.
To do this you must keep your body clear and clean. Follow the yama and niyama to make the mind pure and clean and fresh. And do Brahma Sadhana, ideation upon the Great. These things will help you very much in your journey.