We all want to be happy, content and fulfilled. But how? In our modern world, happiness often seems very difficult to find, which is ironic, because in many ways, with all the modern conveniences we have, life is much easier now than even just fifty years ago.
Ancient books of the East have been studied, devoured, and inserted into the lives of millions of people around the world. They have become the basis for countless happy and satisfied life. So what's the secret?
The secret is that these people live their lives following the guidance and teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita describes us as having lower self and the higher self. You may get an introduction to Bhagavadgita at Hindu university of America.
It is low selfish, which gives us our limited perspective, makes us feel separate and disconnected from others, and unhappy.
The higher self is kind, compassionate, loving. When the self is dominant we can be happy, to live in peace.
Wherever there is a feeling of separation and disconnectedness, there will always be a tendency to manipulate others, to take advantage of them for our own benefit, and for the cause of unhappiness for not only ourselves but also for people who share our world. It is much harder to be happy and satisfied.
Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita is a wonderful scripture. They can guide people looking for true happiness, to the source, to a place inside where we can be happy forever.