It was in the news recently that an advice on a note written by Albert Einstein describing his theory of happiness has sold for US$1.56 million at a Jerusalem auction. See here or here. And what did the note read? “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” -Einstein
Happiness? Who doesn't want to be happy? Well here are few simple instructions that can serve you as your Personal Happiness Machine, with perpetual batteries included :) Yes, perpetual because you don't need an external energy source. I don't blame you for being skeptic, but why not give it a go and check it out for
Did you know true happiness cannot be achieved by having something or doing something? It is not the result of figuring things out or knowing how things are either. It is neither about going somewhere or being someone. Actually it surfaces as a result of gaining insight into what is not, how things are not, who
This; another wonderful story by Henry Van Dyke; is dedicated to the dear reader who so authentically and bravely expressed her inner conflicts resulting from the outer conflicts that she sees around her. She exposes a real conflict that many of us face, should we be honest with ourselves. This is the deep chasm between
Very often I come across people who are so tied up feverishly putting time and effort in everyday activities such as family matters, work, study, friends, aspirations, check list travelling (ticking off more places and tourist attractions) even shop-around self-development (jumping from one self-development work to the next in search of the latest and the
Rumi Calendar - Response to the July Question What is true knowledge? What is to know? Tell me about 'not-knowing' Do you know any name without a reality? ...or have you ever plucked a rose from R, O, S, E? You have pronounced the name; now go seek the reality it points to. ...know that
Why does it matter, even if the grass were greener on the other side? This seems to be the central dilemma of human life—that it is easier to desire what is over there than to appreciate what is right here. In fact, what is here seems to be so fundamentally inferior, less than,
In a recent seminar, someone asked me about a spiritual experience she often has during meditation and wondered why such beautiful experience repeatedly reaches a certain height and stops despite her longing for it to go higher. My response to her was along the lines that no one really knows, but I wonder why you want it to go “higher”? Is there a value judgement here that the higher the experience the better? It would be worthwhile to explore where such belief comes from for you.