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Happiness

Happiness is a feeling of contentment, of feeling satisfied and fulfilled. While happiness is a pleasant feeling, it is often falsely equated with a state of inner peace. Placing “finding happiness” as your goal in life can perpetuate a cycle of suffering, as all feelings are temporary and come and go quickly. Many teachers from spiritual and psychological traditions reiterate that striving for happiness in itself will generally leave us feeling let down and unfulfilled, but striving for fulfilment and compassion toward others will often have the side effect of happiness.

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How to Achieve Long-Lasting Happiness

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks on how to achieve long lasting happiness in this short clip from his talk at the launch of the Happiness Curriculum in Delhi Government Schools in New Delhi, India on July 2, 2018.

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