Happiness is a symptom of the mode of goodness… or is it a cause?

We read in the Bhagavad-gita that happiness is a characteristic of a person acting in the mode of goodness. Is this happiness the result of being in the mode of goodness? Or is being happy a way to cultivate the mode of goodness?

To put it another way…

Does happiness come from success? Or does success come from happiness?

This entertaining and insightful TED Talk gives an interesting and very practical perspective.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.


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  • June 20, 2013
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