The journey of Ananda Marga

Buddha calls sorrow to be true, but not grief. Again, Vedanta declares sukha (happiness outside, dependent on other objects) to be false but not ananda (happiness inside). There is a path from sorrow to joy. This is what I am addressing here as Ananda Marga. And, for this, we have to be burdenless.

The human mind gets stirred up by desires that are still unfulfilled, breeding sorrow and unable to satisfy the inner ego. The Hedonic view, a popular Western approach dealing with well-being and happiness, states that pleasure is just an intrinsic good and can be retrieved by connecting with the world. In this context, another leading philosophy from the West is the Eudaimonic approach that claims happiness to be the ultimate and highest state as per the lives lived- virtually or with good intentions.

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