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Choose your happiness over suffering

Choose your happiness over suffering

Spirituality
The Buddha said that wisdom and compassion are like the two wings of a bird; it is only when you have both, working in union together, that you can fly. In modern terms, we can also think of wisdom and compassion as understanding and action. At the heart of all the teachings is the aim to develop the union between our thoughts, our words and our actions. Everything begins and is created first in the mind, but if we do not put our understanding into action, then we forget to walk our path.There are things in this life that we cannot change or control, but whether we want to experience happiness or not is up to us. If we do not wish to be happier than we are now, that is our choice, but if we wish to deepen our sense of happiness, to become a more joyful person to be around, then the...
Know the powers in you

Know the powers in you

Spirituality
From the time we are born, we are empowered with the three powers—will, action and knowledge or wisdom (ichcha, jnana and kriya shaktis). These powers work in different proportions at different phases of our lives.The key is to maintain a balance of all the powers so that we are in harmony with ourselves. We require all the powers to accomplish any task.For example, if we plan to watch a movie, this idea has to be at first conceptualised in mind. Which movie do I watch? Where do I watch? What show timings are convenient for me? With whom do I watch? What is the duration of the movie? What time do I have to leave home? How long does it take to reach the theatre? How much money do I carry? The initial planning of going for a movie starts with ichcha shakti or power of will. T