Sadhguru on Happiness
Sadhguru looks at the source of joy, and why it is the first and most fundamental responsibility of every human being to be joyful.
 
 

Sadhguru looks at the source of joy, and why it is the first and most fundamental responsibility of every human being to be joyful.

Sadhguru: Happiness does not only come from achievement. When you were a child you were simply happy. That is your nature. If you go against your own nature to be happy, you will never get anywhere. To be happy is not the ultimate aspect of life. It is the fundamental aspect of life. If you are not happy, what else can you do with your life? Only if you are happy, can other great possibilities arise in your life.

The first and most fundamental responsibility for a human being is to become a joyous being. It does not matter what you are pursuing in your life, whether it is business, power, education or service, you are doing so because somewhere deep inside you is a feeling that this will bring you happiness. Every single action that we perform on this planet springs from an aspiration to be happy because it is the original nature. Today we are seeking happiness so vigorously that the very life of the planet is being threatened. All those people, who depend on external situations to be happy, will never know true joy in their lives.

The first and most fundamental responsibility for a human being is to become a joyous being.

The source of joy is within you; you can take charge of it. When you are fundamentally joyous, when you do not have to do anything to be happy, then every dimension of your life – the way you perceive and express yourself and the world – will change. You will no longer have vested interests because whether you do something or you do not do something, whether you get something or do not get something, whether something happens or does not happen, you will be joyous by your nature. When you are joyous by your nature, your actions will rise to a completely different level.

It is definitely time we look inward and see how to create personal wellbeing. From your own experience of life you can clearly see that true wellbeing will come to you only if your interiority changes. At present, the quality of your life is not determined by the clothes that you wear, the educational qualifications that you carry, the family background that you come from or the bank balances that you hold. Rather, the quality of your life depends upon how peaceful and joyous you are within yourself.

Unless something of true value happens within you, you cannot do anything of tremendous value to the world. Whatever you do, it is only your inner quality that you are going to spread. Whether you like it or not, that is the reality. If you are concerned about the world, the first thing you must do is transform yourself into a joyous being.

Editor’s Note: Sadhguru will be conducting the Inner Engineering program in Mumbai on November 7-9, 2014. Inner Engineering offers tools to find balance between the challenges of a hectic career and the inner longing for peace. The program offers the opportunity to be initiated into the Shambhavi Mahamudra, a powerful kriya, by a realized Master.

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2 years 5 months ago

Isn't it ignorance if we want to look our best but we dont so we say we are still beautiful? Or is this type of ignorance good?

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5 years 6 months ago

Such beautiful words you have here Sadhguru. Continue blessing us and guiding us in our journey of life.

5 years 1 month ago

Wonderful wonderful wonderful

4 years 3 months ago

Very wise words Sadhguru. But it takes a lifetime of practice to truly be happy without any external need. Take Food for example. We eat food only to remove the unpleasant feeling of hunger in our mind/ become normal/happy again. We do not eat food from a rational view that to stay alive, we must eat. The day when we are able to treat pain and pleasure the same, we become truly internally happy. Until then, it is going to be the same race as always.

3 years 9 months ago

"gham aur khushi mein farq na mehsoos ho jahaan, main dil ko uss maqaam pe laata chala gaya." - Sahir Ludhianvi

3 years 9 months ago

A great glorious guru our country will ever have. All the Indians are proud of you sadguru. The statements you make are beyond imagination and once we follow we are the most organised humanbeings. thankyou for your contribution to humanlife. A big salute to sadguru and his followers.

3 years 8 months ago

"Unless something of true value happens within you, you cannot do anything of tremendous value to the world" Shambho I bow down

3 years 8 months ago

Even I love these linez and from long time since 80 I have been humming these words but still I know they are not really fully I could achieve. mamy times I go off the balance. ludhianvi sahib se to puch nahi payee aap hi kuch roshni dal dee.

3 years 6 months ago

Wanna share His Words(not exact, but this is what He meant) from my 1st Sathsang with Him...
"In this culture, God is perceived as the Happiest. His primary attributes aren't anger or love, that he should be feared or revered. He's ever blissful and ecstatic, and seekers yearn to know that joy in them."

2 years 6 months ago

<3 <3 <3 :-))))