Choosing Happiness, Part V


In Hindu literature, there is a Sanskrit word, satchitananda, which is a compound of sat + chit + ananda, meaning existence + consciousness + bliss. The word describes a state of being that is the goal of all spiritual practice. As I have thought about happiness, I have come to see this word as an exhortation:

  • Be (sat). Exist and interact with the world.
  • Be choosing (sat + chit). Employ consciousness to change your perspective.
  • Be choosing happiness (sat + chit + ananda).

Tags: Philosophy

Created at: 19 May 2008 12:05 AM