HAPPINESS

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HAPPINESS

my toes in the sand

gift of harmony within

glimpse of happiness

Published in response to the haiga prompt : Happiness

and

Haiku Horizons Prompt : Gift

 “…The Chinese Confucian thinker Mencius, who 2300 years ago sought to give advice to the ruthless political leaders of the warring states period, was convinced that the mind played a mediating role between the “lesser self” (the physiological self) and the “greater self” (the moral self) and that getting the priorities right between these two would lead to sage-hood. He argued that if we did not feel satisfaction or pleasure in nourishing one’s “vital force” with “righteous deeds”, that force would shrivel up (Mencius,6A:15 2A:2). More specifically, he mentions the experience of intoxicating joy if one celebrates the practice of the great virtues, especially through music…”

PR

3/01/15

The above quote taken from post on host page.  For further reading follow link below

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/03/carpe-diem-678-happiness.html

And

https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/haiku-horizons-prompt-gift/

19 responses to “HAPPINESS

  1. The need for overcoming craving in all forms worries me a little – well, a lot. Only to mention chocolate 🙂
    happiness in your setting seems garanteed, if only for a while.

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