Matthieu Ricard on Happiness

What is happiness, and how can we achieve it? Happiness can’t be reduced to a few agreeable sensations. Rather, it is a way of being and of experiencing the world—a profound fulfillment that suffuses every moment and endures despite inevitable setbacks. Thus spake Matthieu Ricard in an article on happiness in Yes Magazing. He talks … Continue reading Matthieu Ricard on Happiness

The Monk and the Philosopher

All the successful techniques for manipulating matter originated mainly in the West but the greater achievement of manipulating the mind – I am justifiably proud to claim – originated in India. In my opinion, the mind has precedence over matter. For the moment I will sidestep the other matter that it is a mistake to … Continue reading The Monk and the Philosopher