As we are exploring about mind, peace and happiness in earlier articles, I feel this article from Buddhist school of thought will add more insight to our exploration.
The teachings of the Buddha can be best summarized by the words of Buddha himself:
“Avoid wrongdoing, Do good and Purify the mind” – Dhammapada 183
Inner Peace – the real source of happiness
The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we shall be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we shall never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful. We can understand this through our own experience. For instance, even if we are in the most beautiful surroundings and have everything we need, the moment we get angry any happiness…
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