Wednesday, December 21, 2016

***500th POST SPECIAL*** Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck and GNH !!!


15 keys to happiness from Bhutan, a country where Gross National Happiness is considered more important than Gross Domestic Product.

1) If you search for happiness, you will not find it. If happiness searches for you, it will always find you.
2) A flea springs up from a cozy blanket, a hero springs up from a rocky ledge.
3) A yak herder takes the credit, but it is the poor yak which carries the heavy load.
4) If you have not experienced great suffering and great happiness, you will find it hard to tell them apart.
5) Suffering always ends, and so does happiness.
6) Anger is a golden opportunity to practise patience.
7) We are all shepherds, so learn how to tend kindly to your flock.
8) Angrily rebuking a quiet and thoughtful person is like trampling on the petals of a rose.
9) It is better to plant flowers than to build monuments.
10) If your leader turns into a dog, be sure to ask why he is wagging his tail.
11) Even the Sun can be eclipsed, so be aware of your own limitations.
12) Even while it sleeps, the cat dreams of the mouse.
13) Real intelligence is not about what you say, but how you behave towards others.
14) You can choose not to speak, but it is impossible to silence idle chatter in the streets.
15) Live simply. Leave only footprints and carry only your shadow. This is the way.

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