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The Hindu Concept of Happiness

The best option to deal with problems is to confront them rather than avoiding them.

Disease, old age, death all these will come anyway. Be prepared to face them. If we are not prepared such issues, become an unbearable mental problem.

We are all seeking something better in life and that something is within us.

The word ‘happy’ is derived from the Icelandic word ‘happ’ meaning luck or chance. So, true happiness as per western concept is elusive or ungraspable. But in Hinduism there is no happiness, there is only bliss. It is not something to be searched and found. It is not based on luck or chance. It is to be realized. That we are bliss.

When the source of our happiness is based on an outside factor, it will end up in suffering.

When bliss is realized, we become more sociable, flexible, creative, loving and forgiving. We also get energy to tolerate and overcome life’s daily frustrations.