It is natural for every body to seek happiness. Some people strive to seek material happiness in this world away from religion, thinking that this is the true happiness…
To reach true happiness, we need to know the purpose of our life, how to reach success in the hereafter, and to fulfill the requirements of reaching this success by respecting the many different religious beliefs.
Buddhist teachings can be understood and tested by anyone. Buddhism teaches that solutions to our problems are within us not outside. Buddha asked his followers not to take his word as true, but to test the teachings for themselves. In this way, each person decides for themselves and takes responsibility for their own actions and understanding. This makes Buddhism less of a fixed package of beliefs which is to be accepted in its entirety, and more of a teaching which each person learns and uses in their own way.
Perhaps with more than any other religion, Buddhism is associated with happiness. According to Buddhist thinking, happiness and sorrow are our own responsibility and completely within our control.
Buddhists say everything comes from the mind, If we train our mind properly, happiness will be the result. It seems quite a claim that mental training can make you happy, no matter what happens to you.
And The message of the Buddha is traditionally known as the Four Noble Truths. The last of these four truths sets out eight steps to happiness, which are: skillful understanding, skillful thinking, skillful speech, skillful action, skillful livelihood, skillful effort, skillful mindfulness, and skillful concentration.
Ansorri Mansuri : Mosjed Yameav Mosque, Phuket says…
Accept the pains. You must get in touch with your situation. Sometimes people deny their hardship, thinking that if they don’t face them, they will be happier. But it’s the other way around.
Forgive yourself, other people. But before forgiveness comes in, think about how other people hurt. Then realise that you can see yourself for what you actually are and not how.
Learn to let go and trust yourself. To be happy means letting go of your own or other peoples expectations. You can’t always have your way.
Keep the faith alive. There’ll be points in your life when you can’t handle problems alone. Think about SOMEONE who’s more powerful,and who loves you dearly to take care of you.
Money isn’t everything. People accumulate more and more money but the amount of happiness they can “buy” gets smaller and smaller. Although more money may bring greater feeling.
Discover the best friend in you. We can all change for the better. You can be happy even with yourself by discovering the best friend in you. Get real. Don’t be hard on yourself
K.Jayaram : Phuket Thendayudapani Temple says…
Ordinarily what we call happiness [sukha] and misery [duhkha] are relative experiences. They are termed dvandvas—dualities. We must rise above these dualities in order to discover and experience real happiness.
Where do we find this real happiness? It is inherent within each one of us. Where is it located? It is not located as such: it is we ourselves. Ourselves? Oh, yes, we are of the nature of bliss. What does this mean? We are bliss. Our nature is one of immortal bliss. We have forgotten this simple truth.
Then, what is this experience which we are calling happiness? This so-called happiness is only a faint reflection, a little spark of the brilliant sun of bliss which is hidden within. This is only a shadow of that eternal bliss that is waiting to be exposed. Our so called happiness and misery now, are nothing but different states of mind.
Real happiness, called ānanda in Sanskrit, is the goal of all beings. All are seeking that goal only some ignorantly, some with knowledge.
: Phuket Christian Centre says…
The dictionary defines happiness as well-being or contentment. This is certainly true in the long-range sense. The short-range view could be defined as a state of joy, pleasure, goodness, and satisfaction. Regardless of the level of happiness one may achieve in life, the fact remains that it can last only for a lifetime, and man is incomplete without a relationship with God. Only a long-range fulfillment can be defined as true happiness, and there is much in the Bible that tells us how to obtain well-being. But there are a simple ways to make happiness .
Prayer is a simple but very important and vital belief because it is how we communicate with God and how he sometimes communicates with us. A prayer has four simple steps: Address God, Thank Him, Ask Him, and Close in the Name of Jesus Christ. Also, prayer can be said in one’s mind or out loud. I personally find that praying out loud makes it easier for me to focus my thoughts on what I’m saying.