Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happiness Story - After Sengai

A sick man asked an oriental mystic to write some inspirational thought that could be treasured from generation to generation. So the guru wrote" Father dies, son dies, grandson dies."
The sick man, who was also very rich, was upset at the words and complained, "Is that what you call a happy message for my family?"

The holy man answered, "If your grandson would die before you and your son, you would be broken-hearted. if your family dies in the order I have written down, isn't that prosperity and happiness?.
Many philosophers have said that "happiness is a state which nobody is aware of while he is happy. But the recalls it all too clearly once he has become unhappy... something like the bachelor who was always running after women and then caught one."


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