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Human exertion is directed towards gaining lasting happiness. Yet few enjoy it. One looks for happiness by acquiring objects of the world, little realizing that happiness is not inherent in those objects.

If it were so, would not everyone who came in contact with the same object gain the same degree of happiness? Why then is it, that the object being the same, reactions to it are different? The same bitter gourd, karela, is enjoyed by one but is distasteful to another! If the pleasure were inherent in the karela, would not everyone who tasted it gain pleasure from the experience? If money, power and fame were key indicators of happiness, would not every rich, powerful and famous person be happy?