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    • #18996
      Stephen Raisz
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      This first lesson deals with the nature of happiness. What are your thoughts? Do you agree with the basic premise? Please reply here with thoughts and/or questions.

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by Stephen Raisz.
    • #22724
      Jessica Davey
      Participant

      Okay, here’s a thought: in my life I have desired to achieve many things. I have often become singly focused on one goal and then achieved that goal, only to find that it didn’t actually make me any happier. Maybe it did for a few months, but then I found out that it wasn’t as good as I had hoped it would be. In one particular instance the very thing that I thought would make me happiest ended up being a cause of despair.

    • #24018
      Esther Mikolajczyk
      Participant

      I believe happiness comes from within and manifests itself through the freedom to be of service to others whilst being mindful and centered in the goodness and mercy of God.

    • #24326
      Nick Milne
      Participant

      Happiness seems a bit thin on the ground for me . There’s happy moments happy times or pleasant times should I say but there’s also a lot of painful , miserable moments too, coupled with stress conflict etc.
      For happiness to exist it must be without all those things ..

    • #24892

      Happiness is eternal element and nothing to link with satisfaction or happening of some expected event linked to earthly desires in our daily life. We may undergo difficulties in life may be health issues, surgeries, long term disabilities, interaction with ill-minded people, physical or mental torture from world but its gonna hurt our physical and mental senses deeper and no where its our true nature to yield for them as we are soul and not belonged to particular body or mind. Our soul nature is only happiness.

    • #24893

      Happiness is eternal element and its the nature of soul nothing but we in true sense.

    • #25189
      Pramod
      Participant

      The more we hanker after material stuff the more we entangled in this material world. By developing having moderation in material things and by practicing meditation we can achieve happiness even in distressed moments with our constant efforts.

    • #27518
      Evgeny Khvalkov
      Participant

      +

    • #27519
      Evgeny Khvalkov
      Participant

      Thank you!

    • #28146
      Orlando Alaniz
      Participant

      The first thing that pops into my mind are Near Death Experiences. People who encounter God in their NDE say that they are overwhelmed by so much Love and Bliss that they never want to leave. They hate having to come back into a physical body and some even start arguing with God, refusing to return. But God/Krishna/Allah is always able to convince them to return with His Wisdom and Understanding. Hare Krishna.

      • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by Orlando Alaniz. Reason: typo
    • #28369
      Gita Govinda
      Participant

      Happiness can be unreachable when you are looking for it. Once you no longer need it, it’s suddenly given to you. Except when you keep telling yourself you deserve it, then it’s everywhere and it becomes a constant in your daily life.

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