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What makes a good life, really ?

    What makes a Good Life ?Lessons from the longest study on happiness Taken from : and watched more than 8 million times ! Some people DO seek happiness ! What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills…
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On having, taking, giving, cling and lose

Cling and Lose ! On having, taking, giving, cling and lose A very nice story - could be real - which made me Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. “You may have come a long way to visit me, ” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.” The thief was bewildered. He tool the clothes and…
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How to be Happier !

How to be happier ?   HOW to be Happy - or Happier ! The perpetual grail - and seems CNN also has something to say about it . Find the article at : And here is the two minute summary ;-) Americans will spend about $550 million on self-help books this year and more than $1 billion on motivational speakers. Obviously, many of us are on a quest for happiness. ! Science shows people who are happy live longer and healthier lives. The good news is that generating better bliss is something we can all do regardless of our…
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” Save” Income Tax – Be Happy !

Save Money, Be Happy !   Come taxing time and we all get more concerned about this .. although technically, we are not saving tax but income! But who is bothered about such nitties ...especially when each year the Government seems to be squeezing more . Here ( see below .. ) is a presentation I found for the same. Enjoi ! And if you have any more ideas, let us know too :-)    
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God and a Cruel universe

If there is God, why does Evil exist ? Why " bad" things happen to innocent people ? Is there really " Justice" ? If God wants us all to be " good" why doesn't He punish those we can clearly see are being "ungood" ? This is what C. S. Lewis has to say on this : " My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.…
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What is TRUTH ?

What exactly is “ Truth ” ? How is a “fact ” found, checked, evaluated , declared and defended as such ? Is Truth a function of our Senses ? Or of our Perceptions ? Or is it simply a function of what the “ Majority ” or Authority ( which, in a Democracy, is derived from Majority ) says at any given time ? Which could, of course, be based upon their senses and perceptions in turn. In “ modern” times Copernicus was the first to make detailed observations and come to the conclusion that the Earth was not…
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Is Faith a Gift or an Act ?

For some faith comes naturally. For others it has to be deliberately acquired - delivered by despair, What about you ? My friend Jug ( he doesn't know it, yet :- )  ) tries to put it ============== So why seek this elusive faith that you don’t believe in, that you don’t have faith in, in the first place?  You only seek faith when in desperation  you are driven to faith by the opposite of faith, which is despair.  Despair is like a bad attack of spiritual sciatica, an unbearably painful condition brought on by an overwhelming sense that not…
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