Monday, May 31, 2010


I've shared with you many times that the true purpose of meditation is to decrease suffering and increase happiness. I have just discovered a little quiz that gives you your Be Happy Index that was used by scientists for the BBC documentary "How to Be Happy".

You can find it right here.

I think the questions are simply excellent. It's worth taking the quiz just to find out what the questions are. They would all be great questions for the "reflection process" (that we learn in Session 5 of the Foundations Course here at the Center.)

And here is a corresponding page on 10 Ways to Increase Your Happiness.

Here's a brief passage:
Happiness is your original nature—it is what you first experienced before you began to identify with a body, a family role, some school grades, your nationality, your business card, your Social Security number and any other labels you keep. True happiness is being faithful to your true nature.

As you know, meditation (especially refuge practice) puts us powerfully in touch with our true nature.

Let's all ponder these things, okay?

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