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The pleasure one gets from physical, mental and intellectual pursuits is transitory. Good deeds may grant heaven but it is a temporary habitation from where a person has to journey down to earth to live life again. This is akin to being elected to an important but short term public office. One may bask in the glory and fame during the term of office, thanks to the votes cast in one’s favour. However, once the term is over, one becomes an ordinary person again! The game now starts all over again by repeating popular slogans to become more popular and beg for votes to win the election. You must journey to reach the terminus where ignorance dies and wisdom is born, resulting in no more birth and death cycles. The mind is a fertile field for ignorance. Do not seek more and more comfort and convenience (sukham), instead, seek wisdom.