The Asian Age

How can we be truly happy?

- Sant Rajinder Singh Ji

If we look at the words, “worldly life”, what does that entail? Most people are leading their lives to achieve the same goal — happiness. To reach there, people engage in similar activities. They begin their life as children needing food, clothing, shelter, love, education, health, safety and friendship. After graduating from school, they look for a job or start a family and want to acquire items needed to live, such as a place to reside, transport and money to survive — whether for their families or to achieve their goals in life. The rest of their lives are spent in making sure they have enough money.

Worldly life is doing the things required to live in the world. Within that framework, people are searching for happiness. No one seeks to be miserable. Many believe that happiness comes from having more money. Other think happiness comes from having name, fame and power. However, studies show that even people who are rich, famous, powerful, or having all the material possession­s they can possibly have are still not happy. They still seek something more. Even having everything which we think will make us happy can lead to unhappines­s when we lose what we have. The fact is that nothing made of matter is lasting. It is all temporary and subject to decay or loss. Ultimately, we have to leave this world when our time is up and we cannot take anything with us. How then can we be truly happy? The only lasting happiness comes from connecting to the treasures within us. Our spiritual essence is a drop of the power that created all, and that power is love, consciousn­ess, bliss, and joy. When we tap into that power within ourselves, we can swim in the ocean of divine love, peace, and happiness. That puts us into a state of ecstasy and joy that lasts. We become connected with the source of all wisdom, bliss, ecstasy, fearlessne­ss, connectedn­ess with all life and spiritual love. Living in such a state enriches our life. Then, no matter what our outer circumstan­ces, whether rich or poor, famous or unknown, having a high position in life or not, we are happy. Our outer circumstan­ces are enriched by our inner connection with joy and divine love. Then we can pass through the stages of life, fulfil our outer obligation­s to earn a living, support a family, have a job, help others, but do so in a state in which we are joyous, fulfilled, and peaceful.

Meditation and spiritual life provides this joy that bubbles from within us that helps us in our outer life. We also fulfill our true purpose of life, which is to know our self as a soul. We do not just have to live on hearsay but prove to ourselves through firsthand experience the existence of what lies beyond. If one is sincerely looking for spiritual awakening and knowledge of our soul, the Creator and spiritual realms within, it is available through meditation on the inner light and sound.

Sant Rajinder Singh Ji, head of Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission, works towards promoting inner and outer peace. He can be contacted at

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