What does it take to create lasting happiness? Sadhguru provides wisdom and insight on how happiness stems from within and what you can do to nurture innate happiness.

What is the solution for lasting happiness?

You’ve probably read a lot of articles on the internet about how to find happiness and while some of the tips may work, you don’t actually do them. Others stop working after a while so you stop following through. Isn’t there a solution for lasting happiness that really works and keeps working?

Is Happiness Just Chemistry?

Sadhguru is questioned on the truth about how to find happiness and keep it. Happiness, along with all the emotions, explains Sadhguru, is just a certain kind of chemistry. He discusses the technology with which we can create the kind of chemistry we want within ourselves.

Happiness Quotes:“Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationships, not with your job, not with your money, but with you.” – Sadhguru

“Joy is a natural phenomenon. Misery is your creation.” – Sadhguru

“If you learn to create the right climate in your body, mind, and emotion, your health, wellbeing, and joy – everything will be taken care of.” – Sadhguru

“Joy is not to be sought outside – it is intrinsic. If you do not mess up your mind, you will be naturally joyful.” – Sadhguru

“The best thing you can do for the world is to be joyful.” – Sadhguru

“The only reason people don’t know how to stay joyful is the don’t have the needed know-how.” – Sadhguru


Creating Happiness from “Within”


Sadhguru: So, what does a happy man look like? What do I look like to you? Now, we are thinking of happiness like it is some kind of a commodity or some kind of an attainment. No. When your life comes to ease and when you come to ease, then happiness is a natural consequence. What does it mean to come to ease? There are many ways to look at this. Well, I should not say “look inward” because you already put a condition on me!

Today, even medically we know that every human experience has a chemical basis to it. What you call as peace is one kind of chemistry. Happiness is another kind of chemistry, as are joy, misery, agony and ecstasy.  

In other words, you are a very complex chemical soup. The question is only, are you a great soup or a lousy soup? If you are a great soup, you taste good! Not for somebody, but for yourself. When you taste very good for yourself, if you sit here and feel extremely pleasant within yourself because the soup is great, then people say you are happy. If you become very, very pleasant, people will say you are joyful. If you become super pleasant, people will say you are ecstatic.

To make it very simple and understandable for most people, your chemistry needs to be altered. There is a whole technology with which we can create the kind of chemistry that you want. If I teach you how to create a blissful chemistry within yourself, you will be blissful. When you are blissful, you will no longer be in pursuit of happiness. Being in pursuit of happiness is the biggest mistake. Your life has to become an expression of joy. When your life is an expression of your experience, then the quality of your life will not be determined by what you do or do not do,  but by how you are within yourself.

I am sorry, I have once again used the word “within”! Chemistry is not within – it is still outside of you. But if you know how to make the right soup, then being joyful is not an issue; it is a natural consequence. We can teach you a technology, a methodology with which you will know how to stir the right kind of soup. This is what I am calling as “Inner Engineering”, that you engineer your chemistry in such a way that it is blissful by its own nature, not because of something. If you think you are going to squeeze happiness out of something or somebody, you will be disappointed, because nothing will yield anything unless you have a chemistry of blissfulness.

Videos on Happiness by Sadhguru

How to be Happy & Stay Happy?

Vijay Deverakonda asks Sadhguru about happiness – what makes us happy, and how we can stay happy.


How to Live Happily?

Addressing a group of students and faculty at the IIT campus in Chennai, India, Sadhguru answers a question on how to maintain joy and happiness regardless of the external circumstances.


Happiness Without Pursuit – Juhi Chawla with Sadhguru

During a conversation with Sadhguru, actress Juhi Chawla wonders what one should do to become loving and happy in any situation, no matter how unpleasant. Sadhguru explains, keeping the mind pleasant or nasty is a choice belonging to each individual.


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