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.