The Habits Of Happiness, by Matthieu Ricard

A lot has been said and written about happiness. But there is more to comprehending happiness than just experiencing it. Biochemist turned Buddhist Monk, Matthieu Ricard explains in this video how the way our minds function is instrumental in deciding the happiness quotient for us.
Matthieu illustrates the difference between happiness and pleasure with an example of a freshly baked chocolate cake. The first serving brings happiness. The second brings a little less pleasure. In the following helpings, the pleasure is gone.
Therefore, the pleasure of having something very dear to heart is dependent on the time, object and the place. However, real happiness is defined by simply enjoying the current moment doing what one loves to do, causing no harm to people around. Also, he correlates wellbeing and happiness by stating that well being is not just a sensation of pleasure but comes with a deep sense of serenity and fulfillment.
People often get confused with the sense of well being, by trying to fulfill every need to have everything that should make one happy. The more mind latches to materialistic indulgences; the more it is bound to collide with gloom and sadness.

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