Happiness is a state of mind, ranging from various pleasant emotions to contentment in life and also gratitude. It is imperative that you be happy because it has considerable influence on how you live your life. You must work with joyful interest and enthusiasm.
You have a duty to be happy. A person who is always sad and grief-stricken about the situations around, is hardly making any progress. He is in fact generating negative karma by being sad and affecting others and the environment.
Whenever you waste time, your happiness is lost, peace is disturbed. Irrespective of what you may have, the moment you are not smiling or wasting time, your happiness vanishes.
When you see someone suffering, it is hard to empathize with the person without internally suffering too. A Guru empathizes out of kindness and does not agonize. He acts accordingly to extend comfort. You must learn not to brood over issues, else your ability to help the other person or yourselves diminishes.
Circle of Influence and Concern
There is a circle of influence and circle of concern. When someone needs guidance and you help, it implies that his need is in your circle of influence. In a group, your area of influence increases. Consequently, your area of concern reduces. Influence of an individual, family and a group expands, as you expand the group.
For example, at first Mahatma Gandhi’s point of concern (swarajya) was not in his area of influence. He worked in the area of his influence, in his own capability and slowly the concern came under his influence and he accomplished what he wanted. So, first apply your capability in the area of your influence. Manage to address the needs of a few people around you. Spread happiness into your family. Take help of the group. Then, you can radiate more. What is outside your influence, would slowly come inside, if you keep working.
Excessive concern leads to worry. If you only worry and not work, your influence minimizes. If you keep complaining that this person is dishonest, world is not fair, etc., your influence only shrinks. It may shrink so much that you may not be able to do what you were able to accomplish otherwise.
Hence, work in the circle of influence and expand it. Slowly, your concern would come within your circle of influence. Group is an opportunity to expand the circle of influence. Your limitation is not the limitation of the group, teaching, Spiritual Teachers and Supreme God. If the purpose is clear, though it may take time, it will gradually come under the influence. Progress will take place. There may be a lag time.
Sorrow and Suffering
Say, your friend might have to undergo a surgical procedure. You may be feeling sorry that the friend has to go through it, but you also recognize that surgery is intended for his good health. Therefore, even if apprehensive, you will consider it essential. Similarly, all sorrow and suffering are like a dangerous growth, which require surgical removal.
We can use techniques of erasing to get rid of unwholesome thoughts and undesirable emotions and also inner reflection to recognize and eliminate them. We must lift to a higher emotional state using various techniques, such as, Rhythmic Yogic Breathing, Forgiveness Sadhana, Planetary Peace Meditation, Metta Meditation, Great Invocation, OM chanting, erasing, Inner reflection, healing, etc.
Much of the sorrow of the world is not due to the past actions, but it is the result of your perception. You may think that something unjust or wrong is happening to you or others. For example, you frequently allow yourself to be hurt or worried. You are ready to get triggered for small things and get affected with what others say. These things repeat many times. So, stop getting offended or triggered again and again. You must modify your viewpoint on these matters. This is very important.
Bishop C W Leadbeater has mentioned that may be 10% of the suffering is due to the past actions, rest is due to your attitude. So, do not keep thinking that this is your destiny or God given fate. God cannot give you anything different than what you are entitled for. You have created your own present by your actions and perceptions! What you have done recently or what you are doing now is important as that creates or modifies your future.
Endeavour to Change
If you keep perceiving and acting in the same way, then the same situations will repeat. You must bring change in your thinking, feeling, speech and action now. Let go of the past tendencies. Utilise the time and opportunity, do service, help others and make your future. It is difficult to know the future, it is easy to make the future!
In order to be happy, most people surround themselves with the company they enjoy or go to places for fun and rejuvenation, and so on. This is good; however, external happiness is not permanent. You must learn to be happy within yourself. Nonetheless, for many lives we have lived with this attitude of finding happiness in external things and circumstances. So, it requires effort to remove such a tendency. It is possible still. But many hardly attempt to change.
If you find yourself getting offended or triggered very easily and so dejected or upset, then you must work to change this behaviour. Instead, you might find faults with those who offend you, and hold them responsible for your misery. This inability to forgive and forget can lead to uncomfortable relationships. You may lose life’s enthusiasm this way. And these people offending you might be very much like the rest of the world. Your emotional state depends upon your attitude towards others’ behavior.
Remind yourself that “irrespective of what the other person thinks or how he/she responds, I will put effort not to take it personally or get offended. I will practice instant inner forgiveness and try to get back to a peaceful state as soon as possible.”
Instead, if you allow yourselves to be affected by it, you will experience lot of pain and anger. But if you are able to empathize with the other person in such a situation, you will save yourself from getting offended and can maintain your happiness.
For example, when driving on the road, someone trying hard to overtake you, finally goes past you and gives a stare or says something nasty. It may not be actually intended for you. He might have done this with anyone on his way as he was in a hurry. It is up to you whether you get triggered, take it personally and carry that pain for a while, or empathize that he was in a hurry, so forgive him and return to your happy state soon, even if you were somewhat disturbed.
Such incidents show us our trigger level. In 90-95% of the cases, it is others’ nature or their attitude that they speak or react in a certain way. It is not personally directed to you. Understanding this can help you overcome the pain and get over it faster.
How do we practice what is just said?
In order to master any teaching, knowing is important; then you must remember it when the situation entails it; next, practice the teaching; and finally master it! So, know, remember, practice and master it!
For example, you plough a field. You clear the ground and make it clean. Then you put desirable seeds so that there is no space for the weeds and unnecessary plants to grow back again. With less space, only a few weeds may come up. You may have to de-weed and also focus on the crop that you have planted. But if you plough the field clean and leave it without putting right seeds, then again, all the weeds, grass and unnecessary plants may grow back. Therefore, after erasing, you must replace them with desirable positive affirmations and good thoughts. This is inner reflection and firm resolution. So, keep some positive affirmations handy for this purpose.
This discussion on happiness will continue in the next article!
Reference from the books –
– Light on Path by Mabel Collins
– Talks on the Path of
Occultism- vol. 3, A Commentary on “Light on the Path” by Annie Besant and Leadbeater.
Sh. Arun Kumar a Senior All India Level trainer of the organization, who has been involved in spreading the spiritual technology throughout India for many years. Sh. Arun Kumar, is M.C.A from Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru and worked as Team Lead in Wission Infotech,Bengaluru. However, realizing the amazing benefits of the spiritual technology of the ancient science of Yoga Prana Vidya for common people, he decided to dedicate his life for spreading the teachings of Yoga Prana Vidya since 2009.
Dhaval Dholakia is a certified YPV healer for 16 years. He is also a mechanical engineer and has worked in Plastic Processing Machinery for 25 years. He resides in Ahmedabad.
Dr. S. K. Singh is a Arhat Trainer having more than 20 years of YPV healing and teaching experience. He is also trained in Kriyashakti & Fengsui and completed the one year intensive program in 2016. He has organized many higher level YPV training workshops and retreats. He completed his Master’s degree in Science and has a doctorate in Environmental Biology. He hails from Varanasi.
Gp Capt. (Retd) J V Subramanian has been associated with Yoga Prana Vidya since more than 15 years now. He has trained hundreds of healers from Level 1 to Arhat Yogis in last 6 years. He holds B.E (Electricals & Electronics) from Annamalia university and MBA from IIM Lucknow. He is also a trustee of Feed the Soul Trust. based in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Madhu Sudhir is a senior YPV trainer since 2004. She has trained over 2500 students and more than 50 trainers who are also propagating YPV practices. She has done YPV healing for more than 7000 people since 2006. She is the secretary of the Mysore YPV Healers Association since 2011. She is also associated with JSS University – Dental College as a guest lecturer for “Holistic wellness through YPV” for BDS 1st year students. She has also conducted various seminars on YPV teachings. She graduated in commerce from Bangalore University and also has a diploma in architecture. She also works as a Vaastu consultant for businesses, constructions, plots & houses.
Raghu N is a Arhat Trainer having over 22 years of YPV healing and teaching experience. He founded “Master YPV Trust Nanjangud” in 2019 and conducting regular service activities through this trust in his role as President. He also started the first independently located YPV centre in Nanjangud in 2014. He has previously attended the one year Spiritual Intensive Program for 2015-16 conducted in Sri Ramana Trust Ashram. He also has 7 years of experience working as a secretary at “Mysore YPV Healers Association” during which he nurtured many healers. Raghu conducts teachings in Kannada, English and Hindi languages. He has also completed a B.Sc. and B.Ed. from the Mysore University.
Rekha Subhash is a Arhat Trainer having over 22 years of YPV healing and teaching experience. She has healed patients from different parts of the world and has a high success rate including complicated cases for healing. Rekha also has a Masters of Art degree. She hails from Bengaluru.
Veteran Wing Commander KT Subash is a Arhat Trainer having over 22 years of YPV healing and teaching experience. He is also the Managing Trustee of the Karnataka Yoga Vidya Pranic Healing Foundation Trust. He has healed patients from different parts of the world and has a high success rate including complicated cases for healing. He has a Masters in Technology degree.
1: Name : Lakhsmi Devi
She holds an experience of 20 years in the field of Energy Healing and Meditation. Apart from her proficiency in healing and training, she is also good in singing and playing harmonium and has been a Swimming Champion. She has always excelled at fitness since her school days. She is also a glass designer and deals in glass painting. She is a very efficient Counselor and Yoga practitioner.
1. Name – Vishakha Karnani
2. address/ centre – 316, Sai Kripa Colony,
Indore 452002, Madhya Pradesh
3. educational qualification – B.A. Loreto College, Kolkata. Then worked as a photo journalist & a freelancer (children photography)
4. any paper presentation – COVID 19 case report in Innovative publication journal. July 2020
5. any specific achievements – part of the organising team in the first SIP , Pune, 2015. Thereafter involved in organising public darshan and Compassionate Parenting and nurturing programs in various cities like Indore, Nagpur, Raipur, Pune, Kolkata and Ichalkaranji (kolhapur)
6. Since 2006. Got introduced to the world of energy in Kolkata and shifted to Indore in 2008 to spread the work in Central India. Currently working in M.P, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, North East India.
Radha Ganesh is presently working for Yoga Prana Vidya Organization as Senior Arhat trainer and Ethics committee member. She is a Senior Arhat Trainer and certified YPV healer with over 18 years of experience. She completed the one-year spiritual intensive program at the YPV ashram in Thally. She has been trained in basic, advanced healing and psychotherapy at World Pranic Healing. Radha worked in Unnathi Healing Foundation Trust as a healer and trainer. She also worked in MS Ramaiiah Hospital Pranic Healing Department, Ayush Arogya Dhama. She has taught YPV teachings in several schools and also conducted classes for nursing staff, pharma students among others. She regularly conducts an Arhat Marathon on every last Sunday of the month at Karnataka Pranic Healing foundation trust since last 3 years. Radha has completed her M.A. in English from MG University, Kerala.
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