Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat and man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.
Happiness comes from the soul’s satisfaction, not from the vital’s or body’s satisfaction.
Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it and use it.
We can arrive at a point of view where the preservation of the individual activities is no longer inconsistent with our comprehension of the cosmic consciousness or our attainment to the transcendent and supracosmic.
Happiness comes from the soul’s satisfaction not from satisfaction of vitals or body.
If it be true that spirit is involved in Matter…then manifestation in the divine in himself and the realisation of God within and without are the highest and most legitimate aims possible to man on earth.