Where Is Real Happiness

tearHappiness is all around us. It is everywhere in our daily life, even in our sleep, even in our dreams. We can just sit and think of our happy moments in life and we are happy instantly. But where is real happiness? Where is the reality that happiness is satisfying?

Having a Big Mac is happiness, a new PSP for John or new I Pod for Jane is happiness. Having a new born at home is happiness, a new car, a new big bike or brand new shoes is happiness.

A winner in the lottery is happiness, a beautiful girlfriend or spouse is happiness or a handsome gay spouse is happiness too.

Being Mohammed Ali or Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is happiness. Once, Ali quoted, “I am the greatest”

Think for yourself that you are Princess Dianna, the unsullied virgin Princess of Wales, that is well prepared looking out for love and she only knew that she was loved for herself and nothing more, is that happiness?

Imagine if you are Gates, Ford or Getty and you had the most amounts to spend on what? What will I buy to make me happy, mansions, luxury cars, high tech homes, or beautiful women or handsome men?

Beauty, Power, Wealth, Strength, Fame, are having these qualities gets us to happiness, bliss and satisfaction?

“Hostel” depicts the unsatisfactory nature of a person, unsatisfied with sex which always used to be, people tried to seek satisfaction to obscure, vague and inhuman acts. “Snuff” movie is another. Andrei Chikatolo, a Ukranian serial killer, “The Rostov Ripper”, a sexual deviant, confessed that he was only able to achieve orgasm by slashing and stabbing his victims rather than outwardly raping them.

De Rais, a French noblemen and a serial killer, would sit on the stomach of his dying victim and pleasure himself.

Sex is named as the highest enjoyment in life but it is the most unfulfilled. Opposite sex becomes boring and same sex, rapes, orgies and heterosexuality is next. Still, sex with children or pedophile is another pursuit. Sex with animals is another chase. Still not satisfied, people look over and over again for another quest and pursuit to happiness.

Do not forget JOKES. You can see laugh bars and comedian café like “Clowns” and others are fully booked. It is another pursuit of happiness.

In his book Small Is Beautiful, noted British economist E. F. Schumacher wrote:
Insights of wisdom … enable us to see the hollowness and fundamental dissatisfaction of a life devoted primarily to the pursuit of material ends, to the neglect of the spiritual. Such a life necessarily sets man against man and nation against nation, because man’s needs are infinite and infinitude can be achieved only in the spiritual realm, never in the material.*

It is a fact that no matter how much sense gratification a person gets, he will never be satisfied. Material food, material things, material sense gratification cannot satisfy the atma (spirit soul). Just as the body needs material food, so the spirit soul needs spiritual food. To try to satisfy one’s spiritual craving with material things leads to endless consumption, greed, envy, violence, and war. Western people have as much sense gratification as one could ever want, yet they are not satisfied. Why? Because they are spiritually empty.

On the brighter side;

When a mother gave birth to her child, in spite of the painful experienced, she automatically puts a smile upon seeing her new born. And as the years go by, she always give a smile seeing her child grows doing laughing tricks or even naughty jokes, even though engage everyday on taking care of her child.

A mother and child relationship or parents and children, or friend to friend relationship, boy or girl, husband and wife relationship, or a politician or king to his followers and kinsmen relationship exist a certain degree or phase of happiness.

In every relationships manifest a different phase angle of happiness and of coarse sadness and grief comes along. This is another subject to discuss sometime.

A philanthropist or a non- profit organization that donates or give cash, food, goods or services to the needy in every part of the world is experiencing a special form of bliss.

Bono‘s campaign to cancel Third World debt to developed nations; the Gates Foundation‘s massive resources and ambitions, such as its campaigns to eradicate malaria and river blindness; the E.V.A Charity Foundation aims to support the Aeta people, displaced by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo; are just some of institutions that gives charity for a certain cause.

Seeing the alleviation of those needy, gives an overwhelming feeling, a certain kind of happiness no one can describe. A motherly love, friendship or a loving relationship and a servant to master kinship, gives a special smile or felicity; especially when one do not expect something in return. This is more of a higher taste and thoughts for every person, cause “human life is meant for thoughtfulness”

If you believe that you are your body, you will strive endlessly to give your body sensual pleasure. You will struggle to fill up your inner emptiness with fleeting sensual flashes. But no amount of sensual pleasure will satisfy you. No matter how many taste orgasms, sexual orgasms, and other kinds of orgasms you may have, you still won’t be actually satisfied. You’ll always have a never ending desire for more.

Jagad Guru Chris Butler (Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa)
© 2007 Science of Identity Foundation

It is natural for us to want to be happy, satisfied, and free. But due to ignorance of our true identity, our natural longing becomes misdirected and leads to further bondage and unhappiness.

Jagad Guru Chris Butler, © 2007 Science of Identity Foundation

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