February 7th, 2021 Sunday Morning Youth Session: Happiness

In this Sunday Morning Youth session, Pujya Swamiji unfolds the secret and art of being happy. Why do I want to do something or not do something? To be happy! When am I happy? When I am comfortable with myself! Being comfortable means being comfortable with my mind! It is pointed out how all the activities in my life are centred upon the satisfaction of I. We are constantly striving for a pleased self, for a happy self. A self that we have visualized as an ideal self is what seems to give us happiness. The happiness which I am constantly seeking in life is of two kinds: happiness from fulfilling others’ desires, contributing, and happiness from fulfilling one’s own desires, consuming. It is only when one analyzes one’s own life’s experiences, one sees the flaws versus benefit involved in the two kinds of happiness. It then becomes evident how the happiness generated by an act of kindness comes at no cost and results in freedom and independence, whereas the happiness out of fulfilling one’s own desires makes us more dependent.

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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