The Way to Happiness

Achariya Vijaya giving a Dhamma talk.

Achariya Vijaya giving a Dhamma talk.

On 4 October, Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama gave a Dhamma talk on “Mindfulness: The Way to Happiness” during Service Sunday.  He said many people have misconceptions about what constitutes happiness.  For example, people often mistake pleasure for happiness.  When we seek pleasure, which is tenuous and fleeting, inevitably we will become dissatisfied and unhappy.

Service Sunday pūja - chanting.

Service Sunday – Devotees start the day by chanting Pāli scriptures.

The Buddha taught that suffering is in the mind, and happiness is a mental state which can be achieved when we lessen defilements.  Achariya Vijaya also referred to the six well-beings and explained that they played a pivotal role in one’s happiness.  We thank him for his talk.  Sadhu anumodana.

Achariya Vijaya meet up with Buddhist Fellowship Singapore members after his talk.

Achariya Vijaya meet up with Buddhist Fellowship Singapore members after his talk.