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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Great Thinkers on Happiness


Happiness, a topic I've blogged about over and over again here in these posts is, nevertheless, a topic that continues to remain elusive for so many. Here are thoughts about it from some of the world's greatest thinkers. Isn't it interesting that they insist on either letting go or loving others?
  • Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. The Buddha  
  • Do you know what it means to depend on somebody for your happiness? It is not the mere physical dependence on another which is so binding, but the inward, psychological dependence from which you derive so-called happiness; for when you depend on somebody in that way, you become a slave. Krishnamurti
  • The secret to my happiness is that I don't mind what happens. Krishnamurti
  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
    the Dalai Lama
And this last one: The purpose of our lives is to be happy by the Dalai Lama, brings home yet again the message that somany of us have not yet assimilated. If you really were to believe this - that the purpose of your life is to be happy - what would you choose to do differently?



Photo Credit: Arvind Balaraman

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