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Secret to Happiness

Gratitude and Patience. When someone asks, "What must I do in order to live a happy and fulfilling life?" The answer is to have Gratitude and Patience. When we go out and celebrate special occasions with our loved ones, or have a laugh with friends, we feel joyous and become very happy. A few days later, however, that feeling starts to disappear fr...
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Cultivate the Virtue of Gratitude

The poet Mirza Ghalib wrote, "I have a thousand desires, all worth dying for. Many of them have been fulfilled, yet they are not nearly enough." The substance expressed in these lines is not ordinary. It expresses the feelings of dissatisfaction and lack of contentment. "A thousand desires, all worth dying for." A human being has endless desires. H...
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The temple festival was fast approaching... The old man sat, head in hands, thinking, "O, Lord Shiva, what shall this old man do now? Only nine more days for the temple festival!" He had retired from the job thirty-four years ago, after serving as a teacher sincerely and diligently for thirty-five long years. A pensioner now, he walked two miles to...
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