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Doctrines of Happiness Sanskrit and Modern Worlds


Doctrines of Happiness  The word ‘happiness” has a thousand definitions – literally!

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When most people in today’s society use the word, they usually mean positive emotion or feeling. It is also a way of describing satisfaction with life, or general well being. An interesting comparison is found in the four (4) Doctrines of Happiness – by way of Sanskrit and in the modern world we call, today. Today, I want you to understand the levels of happiness. I want to offer you a modern, more readily understood version of being authentically happy. And then, touch on the four levels found in more ‘traditional’ or Sanskrit meanings. http://meravrichter.com/doctrines-happiness-sanskrit-modern/


Happiness has meant many other things.  Some of which, are surprising when we compare them

with our current understanding of the word.  In Christian philosophy it often relates to the emotion of feeling blessed. By definition, this could also translate to suffering – waiting for their divine time in heaven.  Described in East Asian religions and philosophy, happiness means a life of fulfillment and joy – living and leading ‘the way‘. It also meant liberation from stressors in the day to day life – living a life by design. And, these ‘ways’ almost always relate to nature.


Therefore, they incorporate elements such as:     

positive emotion engagement positive relationships meaning accomplishment The ‘happy’ life is sometimes called the good life, which includes all of those goods we would choose for ourselves, including integrity and ethics.


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Doctrines of happiness sanskrit and modern worlds  

The word ‘happiness” has a thousand definitions – literally! When most people in today’s society use the word, they usually mean positive em...

Doctrines of happiness sanskrit and modern worlds  

The word ‘happiness” has a thousand definitions – literally! When most people in today’s society use the word, they usually mean positive em...

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