Happiness III.

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The Banquet of Cleopatra, Gambattista Tiepolo, 1743-1744

The lazy are not happy nor are the greedy nor the lustful. They gain satisfaction from bodily delights, but these impulses are not happiness. They are a brief respite in the darkness. They weaken the mind’s control over the body and weaken the body itself. A body chained to desire is lethargic and lacks the strength to walk the straight path.

The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One’s Purpose, pp. 6-7.

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