Each person craves for happiness and peace of mind in his life. To acquire this people falsely assume that they will be happy if they have money. Initially they feel happy with what money can buy but as time passes money enslaves them and they lose their path. The irony is after having all the money also the person is not satisfied and he is not happy. Are all the rich people happy?
Happiness does not come from what you have, it comes from what you are, happiness resides within you. Happiness comes from doing what you love to do. Happiness comes from freedom. Happiness comes from love. Happiness comes from devotion and service to humanity.
But happiness depends on peace of mind. Can you be happy if your mind is disturbed?
In reality happiness too does not last long. Happiness should not be the destination. Happiness and sadness is a part of life. A wise person is one who knows to take this in his stride and remain unaffected by them.
It is the natural tendency of every human being to expect from others or from other things but by doing this we are depending on external attributes. Never depend on external attributes this brings hindrance to your stability. When we expect, the expectation may or may not be fulfilled.
What if you don’t expect and accept whatever may be the outcome? This will make life easy because this way you are never hurt and without expectation if something comes to you, you will feel happy too… A person who has no expectation is the person who has more happiness and stability. When you don’t expect you face life as it is and accept everything that life throws at you. Acceptance is the key.
I would like to mention an excerpt from Bhagavad Gita which is worth mentioning in this context.
“The three modes of material nature, sattva, rajas, and tamas, condition the living entity, when he comes in contact with nature. Of these, sattva, the mode of goodness, is pure as it is enlightening and without sorrow. Those following this mode get conditioned by happiness and knowledge. Rajas, the mode of passion leads to unlimited yearnings and attachments, because of this, one gets attached to material actions. Tamas is the mode of ignorance that deludes all embodied beings. It leads to misapprehension and results in madness and laziness.”
Authored by GANDHARV