Poems on happiness by Sri Chinmoy

Do you want to be always happy?
Then give up fighting
For negativity
And learn the beautiful art
Of self-encouragement.

1

You want to end your unhappiness.
I tell you, there is one way
To end your unhappiness,
And that is to end your constant feeling
Of unpleasant unworthiness.

2

To be truly happy
You must do two things:
You must overlook
The imperfection-evenings of others;
You must look over
Your own imperfection-nights.

3

The problem with fault-finding
Is that he who finds fault with others
Is in no way a happy person
Even after he has successfully
Accomplished his task.

4

Be happy, be happy!
Unless you are happy,
Your outer life will not succeed
And your inner life will not proceed.

5

He is happy,
Because every day he tries to do
And actually does
A little more than he thinks he can.

6

True happiness
Is not a mental hallucination.
True happiness
Is not a complacent feeling.
True happiness
Is the spontaneous feeling of joy
That comes from knowing
You are doing the right thing
And leading a divine life.

7

I am happy because I always choose the right moment.
I am happy because I am a good listener.
I am happy because I keep my voice down.
I am happy because I do not try to convince others.
I am happy because I do not complain.
I am happy because I have realised that the most important thing in my life is,
Self-improvement.
I am happy because I unreservedly accentuate the good in others.
I am happy because I have considerably cut down on my desiring needs.
I am happy because I follow my thought-control program every day.
I am happy because I never quit.
I am happy because every day I offer my heart of gratitude to the Supreme.
I am happy because a daily prayer of mine is:

“O my Beloved Supreme,
Do transform the world
Starting with me, my life, my all.”

8

Happiness

If we can cry with the human in us
When the human in us cries,
Then there is happiness.
If we can smile with the divine in us
When the divine in us smiles,
Then there is happiness.
Happiness is in identification;
Happiness is in oneness-reality.

9

I am happy

I believe everybody;
Therefore
I am happy.
I love everybody;
Therefore
I am happy.
I think of God every day, everywhere;
Therefore I am happy.
I am happy, I am always happy
Because
Heaven lives for the cries of my heart
And Earth lives for the smiles of my soul.

10

You will be happy

Minimise your wants,
You will be happy.
Fulfil your needs,
You will be happy.
Divinise your thoughts,
You will be happy.
Immortalise your faith,
You will be happy.
Rectify your mistakes,
You will be happy.
Intensify your cry,
You will be happy.

11

Happiness

Happiness, happiness!
My dear friend, happiness,
My unparalleled friend, happiness!
You help me to defy death’s existence.
You help me to purify sorrow’s presence.
You help me to strengthen my weakness.
You help me to enlighten my strength.
You help me to see the face
Of promise-dawn.
You help me to feel the heart
Of satisfaction-moon.
You help me to lead
The human in me.
You help me to feed
The divine in me.
You help me to fulfil
The Supreme in me.
My Eternity’s friend, happiness,
You were, you are
And you shall forever remain
My Eternity’s only true friend.

12

 

 

Happiness

Eventually blossoms

From the heart of sorrows.

 

13

 

Do you want to be happy?

Then do not over-estimate

The power of your mind,

And do not under-estimate

The light of your heart.

 

13

 

Every day there is only

One thing to learn:

How to be honestly happy.

 

13

 

I came into the world

To swim in the happiness-sea,

And not to climb up

Unhappiness-mountain.

 

13

 

To search for happiness

Is good.

To pray for happiness

Is better.

To grow into happiness

Is infinitely better.

 

13

 

What I need is a heart

That enjoys

Happiness in others as well.

 

13

 

A publicity-lover

The mind is.

A happiness-giver

The heart is.

 

13

 

Do you want to be always happy?

Then give up fighting

for negativity

And learn the beautiful art

of self-encouragement.

 

13

 

Meditation inspires

a radiating of happiness.

 

13

 

The children of happiness

Will create a new world.

 

13

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References

  1. – Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 12
  2. – Sri Chinmoy – Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 29
  3. – Sri Chinmoy – Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 45
  4. – Sri Chinmoy – Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 38
  5. – Sri Chinmoy – Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 58
  6. – Sri Chinmoy – Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 92
  7. – Sri Chinmoy – Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 91
  8. – Sri Chinmoy – United Nations Meditation-Flowers and Tomorrow’s Noon
  9. – Sri Chinmoy – God-Compassion and God-Justice
  10. – Sri Chinmoy – The Dance of Life, part 8
  11. – Sri Chinmoy – The Wings of Light, part 11
  12. – Sri Chinmoy – Aurora-Flora
  13. Sri Chinmoy – ‘Passages to Happiness’
  14. Sri Chinmoy – ‘Passages to Happiness’
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