Monday, November 21, 2011

What is happiness? What is distress?


Happiness and distress are concomitant factors of material life. One should learn to tolerate, as advised in Bhagavad-gita. One can never restrict the coming and going of happiness and distress, so one should be detached from the materialistic way of life and be automatically equipoised in both cases. Generally, when we get something desirable we are very happy, and when we get something undesirable we are distressed.



Can anyone answer this question? Have you treated life the same way when you were happy and when you were sad? Any experiences?

1 comment:

  1. //so one should be detached from the materialistic way of life and be automatically equipoised in both cases.//
    What is meant by detaching from materialistic way of life? even if you give some examples or explanations, we don't need all that stuff to be equipoised.

    What we need is, just the understanding that the life has (always) both good and bad.

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