641 – Happiness

How does one gain the state of bliss, ever devoid of misery.

Ramanna Maharishi said that apart from the statement in the Vedas that wherever there is body there is misery, that is also the direct experience of all people. Therefore, one should enquire into one’s true nature and one should remain as such. This is the means to gain that state.

Lord Rama’s quote,

To be happy always is something which is difficult to achieve. That is to say happiness and sorrow alternate in one’s life and there cannot be uninterrupted happiness alone.


The sky has become suffused with colors, and songs of joy has made the world indifferent to worldly concerns. – Rabindra Sangeet

Joy and happiness are transient. Joy is an inner feeling and happiness is an outward expression. It can lead one to happiness. We are seekers of happiness and when we engage in listening and singing to mantras and prayers, it is possible to experience the joy and grace.

We are enrapt in our pursuit as it is our mindset, which has been accomplished by our practice of breath awareness. Breath awareness is being aware of one’s breath flowing in and out of one’s nostrils, and visualizing the prana flowing in the breath. We are therefore not influenced by our thoughts and are attentive to the mantras alone.

Aim Hrim Klim

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