Wednesday, August 29, 2007

on happiness

The problem isn't materialism as such. Rather it is the underlying assumption that full satisfaction can arise from gratifying the senses alone. Unlike animals whose quest for happiness is restricted to survival and to the immediate gratification of sensory desires, we human beings have the capacity to experience happiness at a deeper level which, when achieved, can overwhelm unhappy experiences.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

5 comments:

Richard said...

Well said . . but I take things with a grain of salt from people who don't eat steak.

:)

mike macgirvin said...

Unfortunately, we human beings also have the capacity to experience unhappiness at a deeper level which, when achieved, can overwhelm happy experiences.

- His Hollowness the Daily Alpaca

Michael-Ann said...

:D I needed this smile today :D

thank you!!! Hope all is well and wonderful in your worlds...

cheers!

Shelli said...

hi Mikie!
xxxxoooooooooo

Biddie said...

my happiness these days is that a sense of peace has a reasonably good probably to continue for a while.

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