Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Happiness 幸福

"I usually say the aim of life is to be happy. Our existence is based on hope. Our life is rooted in the opportunity to be happy, not necessarily wealthy, but happy within our own minds. If we only indulge in sensory pleasure, we’ll be little different from animals. In fact, we have this marvellous brain and intelligence; we must learn to use it." (From His Holiness the Dalai Lama's facebook on October 8, 2013)
Cf. https://www.facebook.com/DalaiLama/posts/10151686071327616


There are 3 levels in happiness. 1st level happiness is sensory pleasure or physical satisfaction like sport, music, sex. 2nd level happiness is attachment or emotional satisfaction like conditional love and motherly love. 3rd level happiness is mental satisfaction like unconditional love. (My commentary)
Cf. http://www.slideshare.net/compassion5151/3-levels-of-love


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