One who is happy within, rejoicing within himself one who is illumined is contemplative Saint who is absorbed in the supreme and has reached the state of happiness with ultimate.
Becoming happy within, rejoicing within, settled within – is not a luxory.It is not a choice.It is basic survival need.
I have seen people from all walks of life facing their old age.I tell you ,you need to prepare for your old age more your body than your mind.When I say body it is not just building the body through yoga,preparing your bodies bio-memory without being attacked by the external signals.It finally boils down to deeper mind.
I have seen such a sick old fellows not physically but mentally they are so agitated restless unable to control their patterns of lust.
There are some people who just prepare body and very healthy in old age and just body is healthy - mind is not capable of handling the old age is the worst hell.Prepare your biomemory not to get disturbed by the patterns and engrams.
Even in monasteries the Sadhus have mastered the art of being content with themselves either by reading some spiritual books or listening to the spiritual scriptures.There are some level of people who are happy,able to rejoice within themselves just with their pooja and books.Even for them if their eyes are not functioning they are in trouble.There are some who have gone to the next level,they can just rejoice within themselves just by mantra.
‘Ability to rejoice within - is the ultimate preparation for old age'
The One who is happy within, rejoicing with himself and one who is illumined is a great Saint.More and more and more learn to rejoice within.
In my young age earlier days I used to have a set of Deities and Sri Ramakrishna’s photo and whole day I will be sitting in the banks of Ganges and morning I will do one pooja and then read the whole biography of Sri Ramakrishna again evening one more pooja and after that reading the biography.Then in next level I did not even need the external, just Japa – repetition and slowly that also have moved out and just be in Unclutched and finally being completely disappearing into that state.
Bring more and more happiness within - That is the essence of all spirituality.
Straight away to start working on ‘Let me be happy within’ is not going to happen. You have different planes : Physical plane,mental plane,emotional plane and spiritual plane.
If more part of you is centered on physical plane,naturally you need physical things to enjoy,to entertain you.If more part of you is centered on mental plane,more mental things will keep you happy.For some people if they take some food and sex : they are in heavan.Nothing else is required,they don’t bother about what is happening around.
There are some people if they get idealogical victory for eg.,election,if the party they support wins they will not even ask for food,that victory makes them content.
There are some people who are completely centered on emotion,just remembrance of their beloved,if they are devoted to God or Guru – just the remembrance they feel happy within.
Understand each part of you grows more,grows strong,that part decides what is going to bring happiness to you,satisfaction to you.
Create right idea,right attitude,right understanding about yourself.What is going to satisfy you? Sit and think based on your intimation – what makes you excited whether thinking about something? Or engaging something or doing something?
Sit and do soul searching.When you start doing soul searching you will know most of your enegy is based on physical plane or mental plane or emotional plane or spiritual plane – in which plane you are established.You can understand and realize how is the satisfaction going to be?
Are you going to be happy from within? Satisfied within? Settled within? That will be decided only based on the idea,personality carried about you.
So raise yourself to more and more subtle and subtle level.Again and again and again idea about you should be altered in you,raise for the subtle levels. Only when you raise yourself to the subtle levels you will learn the art of being happy within yourself.