How To Be Happy

This is an excellent short story/lesson about how to be happy that I just received on email: A man prayed to God: “I Want Happiness” God said: First remove ” I ” that’s ego, then remove “Want” that’s desire, and see you are left with only “Happiness”? Isn’t that the simple truth of the matter. Drop ego/I. Drop desire. And we have happiness! That’s how to be happy. Thoughts?

Never Speak Ill Of Others

“Never speak ill of others. It is a great sin. There may be some pleasure or enjoyment in other sins, but tell me what pleasure there is in ‘slander’? Sheikh saadi says, ‘if I were to speak ill of anybody, I would speak ill of my own mother, for if the merits of my good deeds are to go to any person, let them go to my own mother.’ Maharaj Ji (Baba Sawan Singh Ji) used to say that all the good deeds of one who talks ill of another are credited to the account of the slandered one. The … Continue reading

Inspiration — What For?

Here’s an excellent recent post by Derek Sivers that is worth a read: The word “inspiration” usually means something that mentally stimulates you. But “inspiration” also means to breathe in. The meanings poetically combine when you think of yourself breathing in thoughts, filling your body with ideas. But don’t forget to breathe out. Some people watch hundreds of TED talks, looking for inspiration. Tech entrepreneurs visit Hacker News every few hours, looking for new inspiration. Musicians, writers, artists, and everyone else, all scouring the world for inspiration. Breathing in, and in, and in, and in. Yet most of them aren’t feeling inspired enough. They’re … Continue reading