True Source of Satisfaction

By gaining confidence in open intelligence when you are young, you get over all this stuff of being seduced by something that cannot provide any satisfaction. Believe me, the things you might think are some kind of satisfaction, like intimate relationships, or having kids, or careers—these are not sources of satisfaction! These cannot bring you satisfaction. You can try to force yourself to believe that they are bringing you satisfaction, but now that you know about gaining confidence in aware pure intelligence, these will never bring you satisfaction. The only way you will be able to have satisfying relationships—whether they are career-wise, with your kids, or with your intimate partners—is to have all of that based on confidence in open intelligence. It’s the only way; otherwise, these relationships are really constant sources of turmoil and frustration.