27 January 2014 - QA 9

Gurudev, when we are very happy in seva, sadhana and satsang, then why do we desire enlightenment? Is there something beyond birth and death?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

One who doesn't want happiness, he attains moksha. One who doesn't want moksha he attains love. When there is no longing for happiness then there is moksha.

Why do people commit suicide? Because they are longing for happiness. When the fear of misery and longing for happiness doesn't end, then one becomes suicidal.