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Thursday, 19 December 2013

happiness equation !!!!




Who knew that happiness can have a equation, I was glancing through one of the lectures by   Swami   Sarvapriyananda, he introduced to something called as a happiness equation , something proposed by Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology.   The version he shared and which is in perfect agreement with the  Purusartha’s of   Vedanta is something like this

H = P + E + M

  • P is for pleasure.   Good food, movies .  they are short-lived.
  • E comes from engagement, our profession, creativity , research
  • M is for meaningful, for others.  First beyond you and then beyond your family.

Happiness from E and M should make up for the most. u dine at a good restaurant , u spend 1 hour teaching a poor student.  after some months , years the later activity will give you much more happiness. 

Very profound!!!


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