Meditating Leads to Long Lasting Happiness
Although it may appear there are many and various kinds of worldly happiness, it is a mistake to believe that any of them will be long lasting. Meditation is the only route to true happiness because it is only after your mind has been tamed, that it is possible to gain eternal happiness.
There are various kinds of happiness. For those who like music, singing is their way to happiness, even though it isn’t long-lasting. For those who like dancing, dancing is their way to happiness. Yet it is also temporary. For a number of young people, clothes, makeup and looking good make them happy. But when their youthful looks fade away, so does this source of happiness.
So if you want to have lasting happiness, in my mind, the best means is to meditate at a monastery, visualizing the Buddha. By training one’s mind in this way, happiness will naturally come to you, and it won’t change over time. This kind of happiness is unaffected by one’s age.