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Articles tagged as Happiness

  • Is Happiness Really All Relative?

    The most sought-after experience that human society is striving to achieve, is still an underestimated and untapped experience beyond the reach of the majority.  Many believe they have reached that state of happiness, but have they?

  • Come Out of the Darkness

    Prabhupada opened my eyes to Christ’s real message, “What does it profit a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?” I saw the truth of this.

  • Contentment

    'Contentment' is one of the niyamas, the set of five personal observances that Patanjali lists in the second chapter of his Yoga-sutras. It's also a state of being that can be very hard to attain. How do we find real contentment? 

  • Mr Motivator

    We look for happiness on many levels; through our bodily faculties, through emotional comfort and through intelligence and ego.

  • Devotees Comment on Research That Volunteering Makes Us Happier

    According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies, more than a third of U.S. adults have signs of clinical anxiety or depression. his hasn’t been helped by the Coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted people’s mental wellbeing as well as their physical health and led to feelings of stress and isolation.

  • Leaning In, or Leaning Out?

    “Let us not squander this hour of our pain” (Rilke)

  • Kovida Compass

    The word “kovida” appears in a celebrated verse from the Bhagavata-Purana: “Those who are intelligent and philosophically inclined (kovida) should endeavour for that which is beyond the material world." Let the mantra become part of you: adjust your expectation, accept your situation, and aspire for connection.

  • How to Enjoy Unlimited Happiness in 2020?

    2019 is gone. 2020 is in. Most of us are busy welcoming 2020, hoping that this year will bring unlimited happiness and will fulfil all our unfulfilled desires. We are also hoping that this year we should not be subjected to any types of miseries.  

  • 5 Things to do Everyday for Happiness

    The ancient teachings of the Vedas say there are 5 things humans can do everyday to be happy. We would say that these are directly connected to an effective spiritual practice.

  • Beyond Border Control/Mind Control

    We’re not controllers. When we accept this, we have an opportunity to practice patience and humility which strengthen our ability to control the mind.

  • We Can’t Nourish Our Souls Amidst People Who Are Out To Sell Theirs

    The word “soul” sometimes refers non-literally to the things that matter the most to us. Such a non-literal usage features in the phrase “to sell one’s soul.”

  • What Can't Money Buy?

    Money can buy many things and some believe anything in this world. And so people work hard, extremely hard, to earn a lot. But can money buy everything?

  • Harvard Study: What Makes a Good Life?

    What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life. A TED video.

  • The Happy Vaishnava

    I used to think, before I came to Krsna consciousness, that now I would join a movement of very like-minded people and that I would feel very intimate friendship. 

  • Redefining Success by Devamrita Swami

    Devamrita Swami is an educator, writer, and guide. New York born, Yale graduate and a monk in the now global tradition of Krishna spirituality, he has traveled every continent for 40 years, presenting non-material solutions for personal societal redevelopment.

  • The Happiness Factor | Material vs Spiritual -- Devamrita Swami

    An interview with Devamrita Swami on Material Happiness and Spiritual Happiness.

  • Journey to Everlasting Pleasure Mine

    How beautiful our life would have been if every day would be filled with joy and just joy! When in life there would not be any fear of calamity, no fear of betrayal, no fear of losing our loved ones. Life with full of hope, full of happiness and no anxiety and no uncertainty.

  • Official 'Well-Being' Statistics Show Religious People Are Happier Than Atheists

    Of all the faiths in the UK, Hindus are the happiest, scoring well above the UK national average.

  • Who Knows the Way to Happiness: Positive Psychology or Bhakti Yoga?

     Positive Psychologists are perhaps the first group of scientists willing to hold out an open space for God-related-ideas.

  • The Universality and the Variety of Suffering

    Among the many games that the mind plays, comparison is one of its favorites – and one that is rarely favorable in terms of how it affects us. The mind will always find something with which to unfavorably compare our situation and make us miserable. 

  • The Poverty of Spirit

    The best way to tackle world poverty and indeed all other material problems is to simply abide by the divine instructions given by God, depending on him for our needs while engaging in spiritual practise to keep our desires and demands in check.

  • New Book Gives Hope & Practical Help in “Heart and Soul Connection”

    Too often, devotee couples face marital challenges without knowing where to go for help, or without feeling confident about letting others know the reality of the problems they face.

  • Market Fluctuations

    Swami Prabhupada explained how an expert businessman can thrive in any economic climate. When the market booms he sells commodities and makes a healthy profit. When the market is down, he buys abundantly, remaining alert to sell when the demand rebuilds

  • Live Not For Gratification But For Contribution

    We are all innately pleasure-seeking whatever we do, we do it for gaining pleasure. But pleasure has a peculiar nature it eludes those who pursue it as their exclusive purpose.

  • New Scientific Study Gets Closer to Understanding Happiness

    A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the USA looks at different kinds of happiness, and which is better for human well-being.

  • Statistics Don't Lie, Money Can't Buy Happiness
    What`s the happiest place in the world? According to a research led by the London School of Economics, the happiest place in the world is, would you believe?, Bangladesh.
  • Resolving To Be Happy
    With the arrival of another new year many of us will be girding our loins and making firm resolutions that this will be the year of change. Reforming ourselves is not easy when it involves hardship. We might also undergo austerity when it will bring a future pay off.