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The Path to Happiness


If we want to be truly happy, we must engage in the practice of serving God. In the Vedas this process is called bhakti-yoga, or connecting with the Supreme Lord by serving Him. By considering  His happiness first, a person automatically becomes happy and peaceful. He does not harm other creatures, be they animals or humans, and as a result he can live peacefully with all.Devotion  to God has three stages of development: the stage of practice, the stage of awakening spiritual ecstasy, and the stage of fully blossomed ecstasy called pure love.To achieve pure love, we begin  at the stage of practice. In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, called Kali-yuga, the most powerful spiritual practice and the best method to find happiness is to chant the name of the Supreme  Lord. His name is non-different from Him and it contains all of His potencies as well as His sweet forms and pastimes. This will be realized fully at the stage of pure love. Chanting the holy name  of GoJ cleanses the heart of all unhealthy desires and tendencies, leaving one feeling tranquil and connected to Him.The Vedic text named Kali-santarana Upanisad states: "In this age of quarrel  and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way." The names or the Lord can be chanted  as follows:


Hare Krsna Hare Krsna

Krsna Krsna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare