NEW MOON - Pursuing Happiness

Published Tuesday, 23 September 2014

You will not succeed in your pursuit of happiness
if it is at the expense of others' well-being.
The snare of ill-will can still entangle you.

Dhammapada v.291

Happiness is like food; it nourishes us. For it to be wholesome and genuinely sustaining however, our efforts must come with empathy. Striving to be happy, but lacking awareness of how we affect others is short-sighted. We may think we are generating causes for well-being, but in our hearts be harbouring jealousy or enmity.

With Metta,

Bhikkhu Munindo

Back to Reflections