The Secret of Happiness

There are only thing people can’t buy that is happiness. Whole world is searching for it but there is no course or any techniques by which people make their life happy.

What do you think that what is the reason of it ? If we ask a person on death bed that is s/he happy ? Obviously the reply will be no. The common thing that we face is death and that is the most painful in life. Scriptures say we have to feel pain like 10 thousand scorpions bite during death. We are trying to enjoy this world knowing that everything is temporary.

Once Alfred Brush Ford the great grand son of Henry Ford came to meet Srila Prabhupada The founder of ISKCON. Srila Prabhupada asked him on his first meeting with Srila Prabhupada that where is his Grand father, great grand father ? Alfred Ford, he never saw Henry Ford. So he understood whole matter. Nothing is permanent in this world. If someone digest this philosophy nothing can give us pain.

Have you ever seen a happy beggar ?

Happiness comes within

Money can’t gives you happiness. It’s a state of mind. So if we know the mechanism of mind then we never feel sorrowfulness.

Bhagavad Gita says that One must deliver himself with the help of his mind, and not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well. For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy. From wherever the mind wanders due to its flickering and unsteady nature, one must certainly withdraw it and bring it back under the control of the Self. It is undoubtedly very difficult to curb the restless mind, but it is possible by suitable practice and by detachment.

So to get a degree we have to practice 15 years, to be a good doctor, lawyer or an engineer we need several years of practice after completing our courses. So how can we achieve happiness without practice ? Only by practicing some rules & regulations we can achieve it. We should always keep it mind that every action we do the result comes back to us. So if we give pain or if i am the cause of some one’s suffering then i have to suffer in same way. There is no way to escape from the result of work. Now question comes in mind how should we practice and what to practice and how to be detached.

We should Do something and should avoid some thing. Lets discuss about it.

DO’s

There are six symptoms of love in the scripture.

  1. Offering gifts in charity,
  2. Accepting charitable gifts,
  3. Revealing one’s mind in confidence,
  4. Inquiring confidentially,
  5. Accepting food offered to The Lord &
  6. Offering the same to others

Dont’s

Human life is meant for simple living and high thinking. Our life will spoil if we become too engaged in the following six activities.

  1. Eating more than necessary or collecting more funds than required
  2. Over-endeavoring for mundane things that are very difficult to obtain
  3. Talking unnecessarily about mundane subject matters
  4. practicing the scriptural rules and regulations only for the sake of following them and not for the sake of spiritual advancement, or rejecting the rules and regulations of the scriptures and working independently or whimsically
  5. Associating with worldly-minded persons who are not interested in spirituality and
  6. Being greedy for mundane achievements.

If we follow these with love and exchange our love and gratitude with the elders, peers and the younger we will feel a change within. To know more about these six symptoms of love feel free to send me email or comment in my comment section.

Though we don’t have such training that how to become happy so we should set some parameter of life. Hopefully it will help you a lot.

Thank You.

Author: Abhiram Nimai Das

Simple living High Thinking

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