Happiness

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  1. When am I truly happy?

    True happiness is when you find inner stability, inner comfort and when you know you are connected to something much bigger than what you can even imagine. True happiness is when you know that there is some power in you which is unshakeable. The love or Go ...
  2. Gurudev, how to be contented and happy?

    You are not happy? You are not contented now? This very moment; right now (Sri Sri snaps his finger)!
    Greed takes away the contentment. It is the, 'I want more, I want more', which makes you miserable, which makes you put so muc ...

  3. You have said that there are two ways of looking at life. One is, 'I’ll be happy if I achieve this certain objective'. The other is by saying, 'I am happy, come what may'. Which is the better of the two?

    Obviously the latter in which you find happiness within yourself. You see that your happiness is unconditional.
    One is a taker and the other is a giver.

    As children when we took things we were happy. But as grandparents, we feel ...

  4. In the Bhagavad Gita, it is written that rajoguni people pursue happiness by means of hard work, but the real happiness lies in meditation. Does this mean that I should stop studying, and meditate all the time?

    No, this is some misinterpretation. Which translation did you read? Not at all. It is not like that.

    Rajoguni happiness is that which suddenly goes high and suddenly comes down. When someone gets a prize, they jump to the ceiling, and then ...

  5. In the Bhagavad Gita, it is written that rajoguni people pursue happiness by means of hard work, but the real happiness lies in meditation. Does this mean that I should stop studying, and meditate all the time?

    No, this is some misinterpretation. Which translation did you read? Not at all. It is not like that.

    Rajoguni happiness is that which suddenly goes high and suddenly comes down. When someone gets a prize, they jump to the ceiling, and then ...

  6. How do I always be happy and not get entangled by the boundaries set by body mind and thought?

    If you drop this always, you will be happy. Never mind if you are unhappy for a little while, so what? If you think I should never be unhappy, then that becomes a cause of unhappiness.

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  7. Gurudev, Thank you Gurudev for constantly taking care of me, advising me, showing the way and providing help. I am achieving so much. Is there anything I can do for you?

    I think we can all do the Happiness Survey. We should go door-to-door and ask people, ‘Are you happy? If not, what is the reason?’

    We have a Happiness Survey; two or three of you get together, go meet people in your area, knock on their door and say, ‘ ...

  8. Gurudev, it is said that wisdom is to have a smile on your face even in bad times. Should I put on a fake smile? I don't feel very good when I do this.

    There is a proverb in America which says, ‘Fake it till you make it’.
    When in difficult times, you experience pain. I am not saying you should never express the pain that you are experiencing, and fake it with a smile, no! If you feel the ...

  9. Gurudev, in the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says 'Anityam asukham lokam imam prapya bhajasva mam'. We can understand the anityam (temporary) aspect of this world, but why is it called as asukham (sorrowful)?

    That which is temporary is sorrowful. Anityam means which does not exist permanently.
    See, before getting a position, a person is worried about getting the position. After he gets the position, he keeps worrying about holding on to it. And when ...
  10. Gurudev, How to deal with wishes? I wish to have a child, which after many tries is still unfulfilled.

    Whether a desire is fulfilled or not, just be happy. Don’t cling onto a desire. Because whenever a desire is fulfilled, it leaves you in the same place that you were before the desire arose. Not all desires can be fulfilled. Some get fulfille ...
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