09/04/2011 Comments Off on Happiness
Happiness defined: An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness.
Technical: Happiness, is not itself an emotion. it is a word which states a condition, & the anatomy of that condition is interest. Happiness, you could say, is the overcoming of not unknowable obstacles toward a known goal.
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”—Buddha
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. Buddha
Whenever the wavering and unsteadfast heart wanders away, then so often let him subdue it and bring it back to the control of the soul; For supreme happiness comes to the Yogin whose heart is at rest, in whom passion is tranquilised, who is one with Brahma, and free from sin. The Yogin thus uniting his soul (to Brahma), who has ceased from sin, enjoys easily the boundless happiness of union (lit. contact) with Brahma. – Bhagwad Gita 6:26-29
When one obtains happiness, then alone does one act. Without obtaining happiness one does not act. Only on obtaining happiness does one act.
But one must desire to understand happiness. – Chandogya Upanishad 7.22.1
That which is without limit is happiness. There is no happiness in less. Limitless is happiness unlimited. That is worth knowing. That is to be known and realized. – Chandogya Upanishad, 7.23.1
The first moral code based wholly on common sense, originally published in 1981, its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to Man.The Way to Happiness further holds a Guinness Record as the single most translated non-religious book in the world.
Written by L. Ron Hubbard, it fills the moral vacuum in an increasingly materialistic society, containing twenty-one basic principles that guide one to a better quality of life.
This code of conduct can be followed by anyone, of any race, color or creed and works to restore the bonds that unite humankind. But the real power of the book is realized when it is distributed to others, hand to hand. Since the actions of those around you can affect your life, you are improving your own survival when you present copies of The Way to Happiness to friends, associates, employees and customers. In this way, you help others survive better and lead happier lives. They, in turn, pass copies of the book to those whose lives they influence, encouraging others to treat their fellows with kindness, compassion and respect.
And so it goes, moving from person to person, helping others to live better lives.