@Achal99 said in Pursuit of Happiness:
@MadMax_Sensei we all are naturally seeking for happiness, today we have something, tomorrow we'll be looking for something else. Our base drive is to attain pleasure or happiness. we all can't be happy unless we pursue it but it depends where you pursue it. In today's world we all are seeking for it in things or outside world.. if we look at saints and their experiences, they say to seek happiness within ourselves. So, instead of looking for it outside try to look within yourself because if within there is no peace or satisfaction or happiness, you will always be agitated by what happens on the outside and this world is full of uncertainties and objects of pleasure are temporary, they can give you pleasure only for a while and not for too long.. that's why people are always on the look out for something new and exciting but again those things too don't last long. A beautiful analogy is given in this regard- there is deer who's glands secret a fragrant musk and that deer spends his whole life searching for it but he's unable to find it 'cause it's right there inside him. so, like that deer we all are looking for happiness here and there but it's within ourselves. pursue it within!
without pursuit you can't be happy 'cause knowingly or unknowingly we all are in pursuit of it. that's in our nature, you can't stop looking for it.
So first i want to commend you for such a thought , I read twice and thrice times to fully understand is . Ok so yes i agree what is happening in today's world is that we are hungery for happiness , i just want to add that it's because we never identify or understand whats truly happiness is for us . The best example i can give is of mother and a child , like childs wellbeing will be mother's happiness . As she has defined what her happiness is that's were we are lacking like I were to define my happiness is then I could be comparatively much happy , though I will be sad if i won't achieve it but still but i have clear vision , if the people could get a clear vision or understand abt their happiness , they will not fall into despair . So that's my take on your view