The happiness of life
The Lord Buddha blessed us with his knowledge to verify what is the true happiness in life. He defined happiness in this world onto two categories.
- Samisa Sukha; the happiness that depends on the material possessions such as humans (boyfriends, girlfriends, sons or daughters and beloved ones), animals and objects. This type of happiness is impermanent and will eventually bring suffering into life. The sufferings are in form of attachment, worry, jealousy, pride, pain, disappointment, etc.
- Niramisa Sukha; the happiness achieved through the Dhamma by means of insight meditation. This is the only form of true happiness. Ones will free from attachment and that point to the path of eternal happiness, Nirvana.
Without the teaching of the Lord Buddha, the search for the true happiness would be a difficult endeavor indeed. Even the Lord Buddha himself spent six arduous years to discover the niramisa sukha, the true happiness. Finally, he concluded that one who lives worldly mundane walks on a narrow and uncomfortable path, containing of daily sufferings, clouded from the truth. By embracing Dhamma and Vinaya, true happiness and disciplines, one is bathed in the light of truth and happiness. So, one must shave head, don saffron robes and ordain into a life free from worldly possessions.