“O son of Kunti, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 2.14)
Friend1: I know you don’t like to talk about this.
Friend2: Then why are you bringing it up?
Friend1: Because it was a topic for discussion at a recent satsanga, where there was chanting of the holy names: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
Friend2: Because other people discussed it, now I have to weigh in, too?
Friend1: Come on, just this one time.
Friend2: What do you want to know? Is there any spiritual angle…
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