On Happiness

~Insights by Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda

— The symptom of a full, happy person is that he is always giving. His cup is overflowing. If someone feels he has enough, then he can give to others. We are spirit souls and we need spiritual food. If a bird in a cage is not fed because we are only concerned with taking nice care of the cage, then the bird will die. Similarly, if we just take care of the body nicely, not knowing that we are the spirit soul within the body, then we will be starved. We must be linked to the Original Cause if we are to be truly happy and fulfilled.