February 14th, 2021 Sunday Morning Youth Session: The Art of developing a Happy Mind

In this Sunday Morning Youth session, Pujya Swamiji unfolds the art of developing a happy mind.  Pujya Swamiji explains how all of us are having a love affair with ourselves – with a happy self or pleased self.  We have the capacity to enjoy anything, but we have to learn to make ourselves happy.  When I feel I made somebody happy, comforted, with what I did, I feel happy, and so to the extent there is sharing in our mind, to that extent I am happy.  On the contrary when I am self-centred, and narrow-minded, when I do not give or share with others, I later do not feel good, and I become unhappy.

It is the mind which is the cause of my happiness and the cause of my unhappiness.  Therefore my mind becomes the most important to me.  So we have to progressively develop a happy mind by invoking kindness within us, and that is the emotional maturity we need to develop to be happy.  Values and attitudes is what makes us large-hearted, accommodating and friendly, and this is what we should inculcate in our daily life to shape our mind, to shape our heart.  A kind, generous, forgiving person is an emotionally mature person, that’s what we are in true sense, and so we should invoke these values constantly.  While being narrow-minded, self-centred, hurtful, revengeful is what an emotionally immature person is.  We have to slowly get rid of these negative tendencies within us to discover the saintliness within us, which is our true nature.  And this is the way to develop a happy mind, to be happy!

The youth and the seekers are encouraged to refer to the ‘Management Wisdom from Bhagavad Gītā’ by Pujya Swami Viditatmanandaji.  This reading will provide further clarity of understanding and interpreting the issues we face in our daily life, and will complement this Satsanga.

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