Meditation does not mean simply sitting in one place for a long time with your eyes closed.
But it consists of understanding clearly what the true state of meditation is and then staying in that state of ‘ananda’. Meditation and staying connected with one’s true self are complimentary to each other and one should do both.
Staying connected with the true self is ‘anusadhan’ and this means maintaing awareness of one’s real state of being while carryout the worldly tasks.
To attain the state of perfection, get rid of maya: That which does not existst is maya. The world we see is really an appearance. i.e unreal but you cannot say it does not exists as it is seen with our own eyes. Nor it can be said it does exist because it is not something which is always there such a thing is called maya. Or illusion, mithya or false, bhasa or mere appearance. It can be compared to a dream, a mirage.
Nevertheless this non- existent maya has bound the Jiva through ignorance and love for ‘I’and ‘mine’. The Sadhaka, on the path of Jnana, gets rid off this irremovable maya by the grace of Sadguru and attains the state of perfection. At that time he experiences ‘Paramananda’.
There is absolutely no tinge of unhappiness there. It is fearless state, it is perfect and it is Supreme. That perfect person may be doing anything outwardly, but within himself he is completely submerged in enjoying his own ’Paramanand’.
Money it self is not happiness:People try endlessely to earn maney, thinking that it gives happiness. But money itself does not give happiness. Money help us to aquire things that give happiness. If we aquire the most desired things like a beautiful house, the latest luxury items in the market, will bring happiness for some moments. A thing appears beautiful and attractive as long as it is far away but when we bring it, you feel initially happy for some moments and after wards the happiness wears off. After acquiring the desired articles you feel happy as the desire is fulfilled. For few moments you are free from desires (until a new desire crops up) Happiness is not due to those moments but it is due to those moments when you are free from desires true happiness is due to desirelessness. A real and complete eternal happiness is in spirituality. By obtaining ‘Atma-Jnana’ or self realisation. A Jnani who is aware of his fundamental nature of being is always contended.