Since eternity, we are afflicted by the disease of ignorance. It is because of this lack of true knowledge, that we are unable to reach our goal in life. We want happiness, but we get misery; we want peace, but we experience conflict; we want to succeed, but we repeatedly experience failure. We all know that anger, greed, hatred, envy, pride etc., are undesirable, and we want to get rid of them. But we do not know to remove them from within us. If we did, we too would have been like the Buddha.
Sri kripalu ji Maharaj