The True Sources of Happiness


Bodhinatha describes how harmonious relationships are maintained in grihastha life, in which the natural state is to be surrounded by family and friends. These relationships are important and help us to live a happy dharmic life, but problems arise when we are depending on others to make us happy. This dependency on others for our happiness is a false concept, which Bodhinatha clears up in a beautiful statement about how true happiness is found within oneself.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Stop the war in the home. Use positive discipline. Praise your children. Discover the good things that they do and tell them how well they have done. Celebrate their Divinity. Enjoy them and enjoy good times with them.
—Gurudeva