A disciple asked a question to his teacher: Why can’t we always be happy in the world?
The teacher replied: The goal in our life is to be in a permanent state of bliss. But instead of being happy, we give importance to gathering things that bring us pleasure. We made it our life’s purpose and somehow believe that to be happy we must always achieve and accumulate things. We don’t realize that everything in this world is an illusion and temporary. We think that when we collect things, they’ll bring us happyness, without realizing that they are not going to be there permanently.
A person who even after knowing the truth cannot give up the greed, such a person will live in the fear of losing them. People who don’t realize the truth, live with ego. The teacher said, wherever there is fear and ego, how can there be Happyness?
What is the cause of fear of losing something?
The root cause of fear is desire. When we have the desire to have something then we have the fear of losing it too. If we have the desire to live, then we have the fear of dying. In our competitive culture, with its desire for power, position, status, recognition, and success, do we observe what is taking place within ourselves and outside ourselves?
Everyone is caught in this fear, whether it is humans or divine beings. No one is free of desires. Some of us suffer because we have very little or nothing. And others who have everything suffer because there is nothing more to achieve or obtain. We perceive Happyness from our perspective, whereas the truth is completely opposite. Despite all our proud material achievements, we live in a field where there is frequent conflict in our relationships, we’re breeding hatred, resentment, brutality and endless wars.
How do we come out of our fears? Is it possible to be free of desires?
What can we do to stop our search for Happyness and live in Happyness?
At the Happyness center our main aim is to help you develop mindfulness and deeper awareness of your inner self. We learn to see and understand ourselves in silent observation and enquiry rather than act from the external noisy activity.
Come join us at the Happyness Center for our Monthly Meditation, Sunday June 27th, 2021 as we explore and discuss about building inner awareness and attention through observation.
We all lead busy lives, and meditation can help us relax and renew. We will share, learn, and practice together. Group meditations has many advantages that can reinforce our desires of daily practice that inspires us and others.
Your Happyness Team