Lessons from Sanatan Dharma: Take charge of your happiness

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What makes you happy in life? Is it when India wins cricket matches? Is it when you find a parking spot during office hours, or is it when the weekend lets you sleep long after a hectic week? Aren’t you too dependent on others in the first two points? Do you reserve the right to be happy only when someone else doesn’t park at your favorite spot? Do you reserve the right to smile only when your favorite sports team performs? Isn’t it too much of a gamble?

Hinduism, as a religion, doesn’t teach us how to laugh. It teaches us how to find the right reasons for that laugh.

Sanatan Dharma teaches us how exactly you can take charge of your happiness. According to Hinduism, spiritually poor people always worry that they are not making others happy but rarely think about learning to give themself joy.

While we all share a range of emotions daily, it can be helpful to practice finding joy regularly. How to take charge of your happiness, according to Sanatan Dharma? Let’s explore.

The Sanatan approach to long happiness starts by doing good karmas. True enjoyment and satisfaction in life are impossible unless it is secured on a lasting basis. Stop complaining and blaming others.

Acceptance is incredibly important. If you live in a region that has construction going on nearby and you’re surrounded by loud noises and dust all day, you can either complain about it all day or do something to mitigate the issue to the best of your abilities before accepting the situation, and trying to find

You are wrong if you think the word ‘prayer’ should not be used in 2022. Prayer is a synonym for surrender. This act of sacrifice is completed only after the expression of gratitude. Just as a mother emanates happiness merely by calling out again and again to her baby by its name despite it not understanding the language, Hindus also experience pure Bliss simply by repeating (chanting) Bhagwan’s Name. So, spend time praying & chanting, and lose yourself to the muses of the universe – the happiness lies there. You’re in charge of your happiness, and you’ve also sacrificed your ego while doing so while chanting.

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