You are the Light Light of Self -Atmajyothi. Light of Self is Light of the Universe - Brahmajyothi. One who realises The Light of Self Becomes the Light for the World -Jagajyothi. Light of Love, Light of Wisdom, Light of Compassion, Light of Peace, Light Divine.
Purpose of Life : आत्मनो मोक्षार्थं जगद हिताय च- (Atmano Mokshartham, Jagad Hitaya Cha) Self Realization and Welfare of the World

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bliss, Joy, Happiness and Pleasure.

At the outset, these words appear to be synonymous - bliss, joy, happiness and pleasure. They are not.
Pleasure is feeling related to sensations.
Pleasure is related to sensations. It is a feeling assoicated with sense inputs - like pleasing to the eyes, pleasant song.
Happiness is due to external conditions.
Happiness is mental experience when one gets the desired object. When one gets the desired object, there is contentment. Contentment leads to deeper silence of the mind because of reduction of thoughts. There is a reflection of the spiritual joy/bliss in the temporary silence of the mind. This is called happiness. Happiness is a state of mind. That is why one can be happy few moments and unhappy later. Happiness is related to external factors. If external factors are not going well, there is unhappiness.
Joy is from internal conditions.
Joy is a feeling from within. It is a reflection of the inner state of the spirit in the mind. Joy is triggered by noble acts . For example there is great joy in giving - donating.
Bliss is absolute Joy.
Bliss is not dependant on any condition. It is your inner state. It is a state of the spirit. A state of absolute joy - unalloyed happiness. It is independant of external conditions. It is your nature. It is called Ananda in sanskrit.


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