Faces are different. Colors are distinct. Caste, creed, capacities, and conceptual thoughts are also different in different persons. But one thing is very common in all humanity that is a quest for eternal undying happiness. Now the question arises where is eternal happiness? Where should we make the search inside or outside, in the self or external objects?
Surely, one cannot experience this eternal bliss in perishable material objects that are conditional in time, space, and causation. Ignorant search ecstasy in the external universe but it seems searching for water in mirage and the one even after cracking hard nut cannot attain so.
Pleasure centers of a man are changing from the mother’s lap to toys, books, wife, money, son and at last only fevers find the center of highest happiness in his inner self only.
For instance, when you meet by chance your old intimate friend after a long separation of thirty years, you derive immense pleasure within. The mind gets standstill for the time being. You get pleasure from the unforgettable memories that you experienced in the past. Likewise, when you eat something delicious, you get pleasure due to some positive receptor of mind but not exactly from the object, the food. You get happiness within. Further, when an artist makes something awesome or beautiful artistic which he could not expect earlier, a musician composes harmony, a dancer up to his utmost performance,
a scientist at his last proved formula, taste happiness within. That moment could be an essence of life and gives a great sense of satisfaction and happiness which cannot be expressed in words.
Remember our greatest happiness does not depend on money or material object or the state of life in which chance has placed us but is always the result of good conscience. In the words of William James “we don’t laugh because we’re happy- we’re happy because we laugh” would seem true to this context.
Enquire, cogitate, and investigate that enjoyment cannot bring satisfaction of desires. On the flip side, it aggravates and intensifies desires and makes the mind more restless through sense yearning just like add fuel to fire. Therefore, the fewer will be the desires, the greater the bliss.How to get this happiness of this self? The answer is the practice of good deed that will prepare the mind for the reception of the divine light. Remember the world is not what you see it; the world is what you are. Divine begets divine only, rejoice in the self within by fine actions. Be content in the self within. Be satisfied with the self within. The self is un-decaying, un-abating, un-diminishing, and everlasting that is so close to you ever. Then and then alone you will get supreme satisfaction and the restless mind will get everlasting rest.
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Dr. Manish Dadhich
Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur