How much happy are you?

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How much happy are you?

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budo
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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by budo » Fri May 17, 2019 7:18 am

I would say I'm equanamous 95% of the time. There's very little that makes me happy, but also very little that upsets me.

There's nothing I really want, so I have no reason to be happy. Which is also the reason why I have no reason to be upset.

I guess the only thing I want is to live in a more secluded quiet area, which would make me happy at first until I get used to it.

I am grateful for not wanting much though.

SarathW
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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW » Fri May 17, 2019 7:32 am

I think meditative equanimity (Tatramahrajita) is one of the higher happiness even though I have not personally experienced it.
We should be careful not to mix this up with household equanimity.
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Equanimity (tatramajjhattaa, upekkhaa) is balance of mind, a quality of neutrality free from attachment and repulsion.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by retrofuturist » Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 am

Greetings,

I just moved mine up a notch. I love my proper job (as much as one could love work) and I love my hobby job. Family life is good, improved a bit possibly by me being happier about work, and working closer to home.

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

SarathW
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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW » Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am

Thanks, Retro
I am glad to see that Dhamma protects you!
:anjali:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

sentinel
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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by sentinel » Mon May 20, 2019 10:00 am

Probably depends on individual , some seek wealth , health , good companionship , security etc .
However , even though many people equipped with this conditions yet feel unhappy because
one is still trouble by own dissatisfaction and mental negativity and external circumstances .

A person such as devadatta already attained fourth jhana but due to mental impurities still unhappy . So , jhana can be either on pro side
or con side .

Many years ago I visited an old meditator and sat beside him about half an hour , yet one could feel the peacefulness pervading onto ourself .

This experience has helped me a lot , everytime
I encounter some negativity either internally or externally , when resort back to this
peacefulness , suddenly the sky is clear .

Now with the addition in further understanding the dhamma , coupled with the peacefulness , much distress , agitation and sufferings could reduce and easier to overcome .

Happy is the man who seek nothing .


Regards .
:buddha1:

felixet
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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by felixet » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:49 am

I am not happy for my life. I'm over weight person. I try to lose my weight.

andytaylor
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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by andytaylor » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 am

I think That 95% peoples are unhappy in their conjugal life. Also like me.

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