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WISDOM DOESN’T EQUAL HAPPINESS

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“WISDOM DOES NOT EQUAL HAPPINESS. A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL BE HAPPY. YOU WILL OBSERVE THAT THIS UNIVERSE IS DEVOID OF EMPATHY, AESTHETIC, JOY AND EQUANIMITY. IT IS SIMPLY AN AMALGAMATION OF INSENTIENT, CALLOUS, INDESTRUCTIBLE FORCES.

PLEASURE AND BEAUTY IN ANY UNIVERSE IS WHAT YOU CREATE AND ENDOW.
A SPIRITUAL BEING IS THE SOURCE OF JOY.”

— Lawrence R. Spencer —

THE RIGHT TO BE HAPPY

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IF YOU HAVE HIDDEN ANGER INSIDE, IT MEANS THAT SOMEONE NEAR IS ATTACKING YOU.  THEY MAY BE HIDDEN FROM VIEW.  SOMETIMES THEY’RE IN PLAIN SIGHT.

DO THE FOLLOWING:

FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE.

THEN, HANDLE THEM SO THEY CAN’T HARM YOU.

OR, GET AWAY FROM THEM.  (OR BOTH)

YOU’LL KNOW WHO WHEN YOU START FEELING HAPPIER WHEN THEY’RE OUT OF YOUR LIFE!

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HAPPY!

HAPPINESS

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Hemingway-HappinessThe Pulitzer Prize winning American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) said “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know”.  
At the end of his life Hemingway was being chased by the FBI and IRS because he lived in Cuba and was a friend of Fidel Castro, a communist, who opposed the Rothschild international bankers ambition control of the world.  Understandably, Hemingway, also a long time alcoholic, became depressed and suicidal.  His wife sent him to a mental hospital where they gave him dozens of electric shock treatments and heavy drugs to “cure” his depression.  Two days after being released from the hospital his shot himself in the head with his double-barreled shotgun! Hemingway was super-intelligent, but unhappy.
Hemingway is an example that Intelligence, alone, is not the “key to happiness”.  I remembered what Krishnamurti said:
Jiddu Krishnamurti“…you have the idea that only certain people hold the key to the Kingdom of Happiness. No one holds it. No one has the authority to hold that key. That key is your own self, and in the development and the purification and in the incorruptibility of that self alone is the Kingdom of Eternity….
You have been accustomed to being told how far you have advanced, what is your spiritual status. How childish! Who but yourself can tell you if you are incorruptible?  I am not concerned, nor with creating new cages, nor new decorations for those cages. My only concern is to set men absolutely, unconditionally free.”
 
It is interesting that Krishnamurti uses the words “development, purification and incorruptibility” to describe the “key” to happiness.  Perhaps this  describes the path we have can follow to discover the truth and happiness.  
Perhaps it is not as important to be “happy” as it is to see the truth and not become corrupted or depressed by it.  Maybe our “development” and “incorruptibility” demand and require that we become “depressed” sometimes as part of our “development”.  And, as part of our progress toward Freedom, which is an essential part of Happiness.