"But for this," I would be happy Is how most of us think. Sadly, one or the other "this" Will always be lurking In one or the other corner Of our ever-thinking minds. The day we give up "But for this" mentality Ah, how happy we would be.
QUESTIONER: By His Grace I shall be made happy, powerful and peaceful. NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ: What ambitions! How can a person limited in time and space, a mere body-mind, a gasp of pain between birth and death, be happy? The very conditions of its arising make happiness impossible. Peace, power, happiness, these are never personal states, nobody … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Happiness
I listen to the voice of the few Who drum on my ears The knowledge they knew And went beyond desires and fears. This is what they say In pointing out the way: Our happiness is hostage to uncertainty And when obtained, is transitory; We seek for it all the while outside While its wellspring … Continue reading The Teaching
Here is the link to my article "Happiness" published more than 6 years ago elsewhere. Please read it if you have the interest and time. http://www.socialsciences.in/article/happiness
Happiness is every man's ultimate goal Whatever be the means he adopts Like Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha And Aristotle agrees, wise as he was Agrees, too, Ramana Maharshi Though counsels he Happiness lies within. It is happiness that we seek Through family and friends In whose company we blossom To fulfill our respective destinies. … Continue reading Hindutva or Hindu Tattva
One way of looking at the whole drama of human life is to see it as one of the avoidance of suffering and the attainment of happiness. Be it a young person seeking a job, a young parent raising a child, a middle-aged person taking care of aged parents, all of those actions and endeavours … Continue reading My Two Cents on the Purpose of Life
Happiness is the very nature of the Self; happiness and the Self are not different. There is no happiness in any object of the world. We imagine through our ignorance that we derive happiness from objects. When the mind goes out, it experiences misery. In truth, when its desires are fulfilled, it returns to its … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Happiness