What is Happiness?

Happiness is the inner feeling in our hearts that keeps us in a pleasant and joyful mood.

It has no monetary value. It’s par all material enjoyments.

Most people generally believe that material success brings them happiness. Happiness, for most of them, means having a good job or business, living in a comfortable house, possessing all comforts of life.

But, it is not so. Even after possessing all the wealth and other comforts or luxuries of life, one may not find happiness in his life. All that can only lead to a more complicated and worrysome life. You are always worried of your position and assets of life. You can’t live as you wish. You always feel compeled to act in a restricted way to maintain your position and everything. So, that can’t provide you a happy life.

On the other hand, even a poor man dwelling on the pavement can feel vey happy in his life because he is free to live under the sky enjoying the fresh air and consuming whatever he gets from the nature and from the generous people around there. He has nothing to worry for in his life. So, he lives the most satisfied life if he keeps away from other distracting factors.

So, we are able to see that Happiness is not a result of wealth and material possessions. It is the result of one’s own satisfaction and joyful mentality.

Let us all try to refrain ourselves from running after those material possessions of life and be content with whatever is enough for our real existence on this earth.

Let us all aim at that simple, blissful Happiness as our goal of life.

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Need for The Code of Conduct or Morality

We live in a society. No one can live aloof from society unless he has taken reclusion and goes to live in a deserted land, forest, or a hill-top.

And, you can see that one has to perform different actions to meet his daily requirements of life. Without action, there is no life. Just like I act, the other also may be acting in his own way. Thus, the entire society is the collection of various activities of various people.

Further, each of us often needs to interact with other people around us. We may have to take help from the other or need to help the other at times. Thereby, our actions affect the people around us and their actions, in turn, affect our lives.

Now, you may be realizing the concept of how each person’s actions can impact others’ lives.

We need to develop a code of conduct for all of our actions that shall be acceptable to all the members of the society. This code of conduct is known as Morality or Moral values of a society.

Each one of our actions should be performed in such a way that it does not impact a bad effect on your neighbor’s existence or life. If everybody tries to act in his own way, without caring for the existence of the other, it will be a chaos. The society can become tense and very difficult to live peacefully.

So, the need for some moral values and ethics of society arise. Our present society is lacking these moral values and gradually becoming very unruly and uncontrollable. That is why we are witnessing so many rapes, terror attacks, fraud cases, criminal activities, etc.

Our Governments and Judiciaries have become very weak to protect people.

If only each person understands his moral obligations and tries to differentiate between what is right and wrong, or good and bad, and tries to correct himself, then only can our humanity survive and lead a peaceful life.

Be Honest to Your Self

We need to be honest in all our actions and thoughts for achieving something. Honesty always leads to success.

If one is honest in his actions, he will not be worried. He enjoys the satisfaction that he has done his duty without evading or skipping anything. It will provide him with a nice feeling of joy and happiness. He can sleep well. He need not be afraid of anyone. Because he had done his duty perfectly well.

Otherwise, when he would have evaded his duty or responsibilities, he would be always feeling tense and be worried about being spotted and questioned. He would be unable to face his own self which will be pointed towards his guilt acts. He can’t be happy or enjoy his life peacefully.

So, we need to be honest always for our own sake. For our own happiness and our family’s happiness.

Passing Your Days Pleasantly

via dVerse Poets Pub: Silly Fashion

By reading the above-linked poetry, I got this thought about many people finding it difficult to pass their time.

There are many people I come across who complain that days are longer and they find it very difficult with such long periods getting passed peacefully or pleasantly. They find nothing to do except sitting idle or sleeping in their rooms.

This idle and vacant period gives birth to unnecessary thoughts and worries disturbing their mental peace and even their sleep also. They always remain tense and anxious about their life.

So, it becomes necessary for any person to spend his time ideally and fruitfully in a positive way.

Plan yourself and create some daily routine to fill the gaps of idleness.

You can concentrate on things like exercise, meditation, prayer, house-cleaning, gardening, reading, writing, marketing, attending to temples or worship places and other/or other public events, etc. You can even spend some time in parks, playfields, libraries, etc.

Get engaged in something or other and you will never find any spare time or idle time when you indulge in such activities.

Your health will improve and you can live happily and fully satisfied with your life.

The Powers of Patience and Self-Control

Did you ever experience it?

The astonishing benefits of Patience and Self-Control!

Most people may regard your patience as a weakness and negative quality. But, it’s not like that in reality. Your patience gives you an opportunity and some extra time so that you can judge things more accurately. You can perceive everything more clearly and then plan for your proper response and action.

The same applies to Self-Control also.

Self-Control refers to the quality of being able to control your self from being responding in a violent or tense atmosphere. It makes you calm for the time being; so that you do not get carried over by your spontaneous emotions of tension, anger, despair, or depression, etc.

By practicing control over your instant emotions or feelings, you are able to calm yourself and, then, look after circumstances in a more clear and rational manner. You can perceive things and form a clear picture of the events so as to be able to judge them more accurately and wisely. Then, you can plan a course of action to tackle the problems by finding some reasonable and practical means of solving them more successfully.

So, both Patience and Self-Control are very important qualities of a successful person.

They provide you the cool and peaceful atmosphere that is required in order to access problems more properly and search for the meaningful ways of tackling or overcoming those issues hindering your progress in the life.

Let us succeed in our life by practicing these good qualities.

A Hindu Ceremony- Upanayanam

Upanayanam is a sacred thread ceremony meant for boys after they attain the age of 8. But sometimes, it is lingered and celebrated before the marriage. It is the stage when a child is able to perceive the imparted knowledge and digest it thoroughly.

It is the wearing of a sacred thread that is to be worn till his death. The person gets entitled to receive enlightened spiritual education along with other arts and science knowledge. It is believed that a person becomes eligible to perform sacred rituals only on wearing this thread that is called as “yajnopavita”. The thread is worn to the child by his parents after purifying it through the chanting of mantras and performance of some rituals during the thread wearing ceremony performed with the guidance of the priest in the presence of relatives.

The panther that created panic and laughter!

She entered his house without giving any prior notice to surprise him. She had been to the city on some sudden visit and thought of giving a surprise to him.

It was late evening hours and the lights were dim when she entered the hall. Suddenly her heart sunk in fear and began beating fast. She noticed a panther standing in one corner of the hall in its full length, with its emerald green eyes staring towards the entrance door, as if ready to pounce upon the entrant. A loud scream went out through her mouth. She was shivering completely with her body fully wet in perspiration at the shock of seeing the  animal.

Hearing the scream, a young man came down from the upstairs through the same corner where that wild animal was standing. He lighted the lights and was surprised to see her and quickly understood the state of her mind. He was unable to control himself and laughter broke out from his mouth evaporating her tension.

She realised her foolishness and got angry over him. What could anybody else have done in her condition? After all the panther was so much realistic and huge in size.

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This post is in response to the literary lion blogging event organised by Laura Gabrielle Feasey against this fortnight’s prompt of “panther”. You can view all stories of participants by clicking at this link