Buddha Brain: Where does happiness come from? Is it emotional? Is it a feeling? Is it chemical? Is it spiritual merit?
The experience of mystics down the ages has been that happiness is inherent in our souls; it is not something to be gained a new. All that is necessary to do is to uncover it.
If we can silence the chatter of the mind, we will experience this inherent happiness. It is dependent only on one thing, the silencing of thoughts. This means that in order to experience happiness intentionally we have to make our mind silent, calm and relaxed.
What have all the mystics, yogis and saints pursued down the ages? They have not been looking for pleasure, but have been searching for inner happiness that no one could take from them no matter where they were. It is independent of outer events.
This happiness I am talking about is constant and eternal. It is our nature; only our thoughts stand in our way of experiencing it. Dispel the thoughts and you are happy.
This subject was the evening topic at the Akasha’s Den lecture by Bart Smit / Dr. Williams on Saturday, July 28, 2012