Where can you find the secret of life? Where can you find peace, joy, health and happiness?
All of us do the things we do because we believe they will make us happy. We are constantly searching for happiness through the people we spend time with, the music we listen to, the foods we eat, the places we travel to, the things we buy, and so on.
The musk deer lives in forested regions of high mountain ranges like the Himalayan mountains. The adult male is highly prized for it's musk gland which secretes a waxy substance which is greatly sought after by the perfume industry. Yet the deer itself is not aware of where this attractive fragrance comes from, and searches for it all around.
We are often like the musk deer searching for the secrets to happiness and well-being, and not sure where to look for it.
This little poem below, expresses our search very effectively:
As the Lord God was creating the world
He called upon His Archangels.
The Lord asked His Archangels to help Him
decide where to put the Secret Of Life.
"Bury it in the ground," one angel replied.
"Put it at the bottom of the sea," said another.
"Hide it in the mountains," another suggested.
The Lord replied, "If I do any of those,
only a few will find the Secret Of Life.
The Secret Of Life must be accessible to EVERYONE."
One angel replied, "Why not put it
in each man's heart?
Nobody will think to look there."
"Yes," said the Lord, "Within each man's heart."
And so it was---
The Secret Of Life lies within all of us.