How much happy are you?

A place to discuss health and fitness, healthy diets. A fit body makes for a fit mind.

How much happy are you?

10%
5
8%
20%
1
2%
30%
5
8%
40%
8
13%
50%
9
14%
60%
6
9%
70%
8
13%
80%
11
17%
90%
5
8%
100%
6
9%
 
Total votes: 64

User avatar
Nicholas Weeks
Posts: 1580
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:26 pm
Location: California

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Nicholas Weeks »

For whatever reason, perhaps lacking ambition or too stolid a character, contentment seems an adequate attitude.

So I did not vote.
Good is virtue until life’s end, good is faith that is steadfast, good is the acquisition of wisdom, and good is the avoidance of evil. Dhammapada
SarathW
Posts: 14317
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW »

Will wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:00 pm For whatever reason, perhaps lacking ambition or too stolid a character, contentment seems an adequate attitude.

So I did not vote.
I respect your decision. However, as a Kalyanamitta I have to point you out that Buddha's advise is not to content until you attain Nibbana. You have to be aware of Subtle unhappiness in your consciousness.
:anjali:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”
Spiny Norman
Posts: 7399
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Andromeda looks nice

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Spiny Norman »

ryanM wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 pm Maybe happiness is masquerading as a trace element.
Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue:
Buddha save me from new-agers!
User avatar
DNS
Site Admin
Posts: 13345
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, Estados Unidos de América
Contact:

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by DNS »

Spiny Norman wrote: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:40 pm Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue:
Yes, if they sell this: :tongue:

Image

edit: I just looked it up and they do sell happiness:

Image

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/p ... /279513467

:coffee: :tongue:
Last edited by DNS on Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: added link to tesco
SarathW
Posts: 14317
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW »

If you already vote, is it in line with the following Sutta?

Bahuvedaniya Suttam
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn59
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”
User avatar
ryanM
Posts: 355
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:13 pm

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by ryanM »

Spiny Norman wrote: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:40 pm Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue:
I had to look up Tesco haha.
sabbe dhammā nālaṃ abhinivesāya

"nothing whatsoever should be clung to"
Stephen18
Posts: 1547
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:53 pm

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Stephen18 »

Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
Disciple
Posts: 413
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:13 pm

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Disciple »

Looks like we have a couple arhats on here. Sweet.
Spiny Norman
Posts: 7399
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Andromeda looks nice

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Spiny Norman »

Stiphan wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
Mine are going down due to seasonal bah-humbuggery. :tongue:
Buddha save me from new-agers!
Stephen18
Posts: 1547
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:53 pm

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Stephen18 »

Spiny Norman wrote: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:14 am
Stiphan wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
Mine are going down due to seasonal bah-humbuggery. :tongue:
Oh no! Why does Christmas perturb you, if I may ask.
SarathW
Posts: 14317
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW »

Stiphan wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
It is important to note the transient nature of our mundane happiness.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”
User avatar
DNS
Site Admin
Posts: 13345
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, Estados Unidos de América
Contact:

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by DNS »

I notice you have a 100% category but no 0% category. Anyway, hopefully no one is 0% but if we define 100% as someone being an arahant, then 0% would be more common than 100%.
Stephen18
Posts: 1547
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:53 pm

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Stephen18 »

DNS wrote: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:13 pm I notice you have a 100% category but no 0% category. Anyway, hopefully no one is 0% but if we define 100% as someone being an arahant, then 0% would be more common than 100%.
I think the poll system only allows for 10 options, doesn't it. Would be worth increasing it if that's the case.
SarathW
Posts: 14317
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW »

DNS wrote: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:13 pm I notice you have a 100% category but no 0% category. Anyway, hopefully no one is 0% but if we define 100% as someone being an arahant, then 0% would be more common than 100%.
I thought 0 would be depression or you are in hell.
I may be wrong.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”
SarathW
Posts: 14317
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am

Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW »

Now I started to wonder whether my unhappiness is coming from nuetral feelings. I am cut of from most sensual gratification. Nuetral feeling with ignorance is unpleasant.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”
Post Reply