Have Highest Happiness!

 

Further to my blog (Witnessing Happiness Here Now), I would like to offer the easy way to the highest happiness, time-tested many millennia. Anyone can have the highest happiness without prerequisite, money, matter, status, etc. Just remain calm and clear without delusion, greed, and hatred:

Not befriending fools, but befriending the wise,

And respecting the respectable; this is the highest happiness.

 

Living in a proper place, accumulating merits in preceding life,

Oneself generating the right aspiration; this is the highest happiness.

 

Learned in sciences, arts and training, and

Skillful in speech; this is the highest happiness.

 

Serving parents, loving and protecting one’s consort and children,

Orderly in one’s job unconfused; this is the highest happiness.

 

Giving, acting in truth, loving and protecting relatives, and

Non-blamable behaviors; this is the highest happiness.

 

Refraining from evil, controlling alcohol, and

Not neglecting virtuous actions; this is the highest happiness.

 

Respect, modesty, contentment, gratitude, and

Listening to lessons timely; this is the highest happiness.

 

Patience, warmth, meeting with people in the Way, and

Discussing truth at times; this is the highest happiness.

 

Striving, pure career and the seeing of the holy truths,

Realization of unconditioned peace; this is the highest happiness.

 

For the one who is not moved even touched by the worldly things,

Sorrow-less, undefiled and peaceful; this is the highest happiness.

 

Those, practiced such ways, defeated nowhere,

Go in happiness; for them this is the highest happiness. 

 

                                                                                         –Suttanipata, 259-269.

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/civil-religion/general/2009/10/witnessing-happiness-here-now/

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1 thought on “Have Highest Happiness!

  1. I want to print this and read it every morning before I start my day

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