Talk on ‘Happiness and Stress Free Life’

Our Correspondent

Itanagar, June 23: Delivering a talk on the topic ‘Happiness and Stress Free Life’ at Kalawangpo Hall at Tawang on Friday, Prof Samdhong Rinpoche attributed good physical health, sound mental health and right livelihood to be the main components of happiness.

The Rinpoche began the talk by explaining the Acharya Shantideva’s famous quote, “Although wishing to be happy, like an enemy, they ignorantly destroy their own happiness”.

Dwelling on the subject, the Rinpoche emphasized that attaining happiness is not possible unless one has perfect view and understanding of the cause of happiness and unhappiness, an official release informed here today.

He elaborated on the Principle of Causality i.e. the Law of Cause & Effect and said that one’s deeds and actions determine one’s fate and our happiness depends on the performance of our deeds.

Further, the Rinpoche stressed on the Four Noble Truths which lead to greater understanding of the consciousness and said that the path to happiness starts from understanding the root cause of suffering.

Underscoring the importance of the Law of Dependant Origination, Rinpoche accentuated that life is built on a set of relations and there is no permanent sole entity on its own. He reflected on how creating happiness for oneself depends on the happiness of the entire beings around us and it is of utmost importance that we consider everyone’s welfare.
The Rinpoche, an advocate of Gandhian philosophy, also highlighted the principles and ideas of the Father of Nation, the release added.