J. Krishnamurti, 21st February 1974, 8th Conversation with Dr. Allan W. Anderson, from the the series “A Wholly Different Way of Living“.
Your effort to smile and laugh is making you cry and weep. You are doing the opposite. There is nothing you need to do. Just smile and laugh. Life has no purpose, no mission. It is a game. It’s a play. Life has no message. Life itself, is an expression of joy.
— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Happiness is not something that comes after acquiring an external object, happiness is not something that should be pursued, it’s not something that can be pursued.
Happiness is your natural state of being.
It’s not that you have to do something in order to be happy, it’s the other way around. When you are naturally happy, whatever you do is an expression of happiness, and your very presence radiates happiness.
Life itself, is an expression of happiness and joy. You are happy, now in this very moment 🙂
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“Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.”
~ M. K. Gandhi, An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth, part II, ch. XXVI.