Many people in this world derive happiness by indulging in activities such as shopping, beauty parlour, etc. or by celebrating events such as their birthdays, marriages, anniversaries, etc. or from personal achievements such as job promotion, new home purchase, etc.

When you give Happiness, you get Happiness
But bringing a genuine hearty smile on a face is what Happiness is all about.
And when we do something that makes our beloved ones smile, it overwhelms us with happiness, especially if it is our aged Parents, or sometimes our specially abled children, or any other family member suffering from a chronic ailment.

Helping our beloved ones in their problems gives us a good feeling. Seeing them happy gives us immense satisfaction, and we consider ourselves blessed, “Oh! I am so fortunate to have been able to assist my beloved ones and make their life easy and cheerful. I think I have lived my life well.”

My Own Happiness
On the other hand, when we only do things that please us alone and care a damn whether this hurts or harms others, it is called ‘living for our own worldly happiness’.
Such happiness is extremely short-lived and highly volatile. Over time, this lifestyle makes one very finicky, impatient and highly weak-minded. So it is not advisable for anyone to choose the ‘living for one’s own materialistic happiness’.

And if it in anyways seems to be hurting or upsetting your beloved ones, this is a strictly No-No option. One must very quickly switch over to the ‘living for beloved ones’ option and resolve the matter amicably because you don’t want to hurt them, right? Right.

Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.