This is the concluding talk in the ‘Happiness’ series. We examine why and how the spiritual journey produces great joy. The foundation for this undertaking is knowledge of my spiritual identity as being separate from the temporary identities I assume – age, sex, race, body-type etc.
The foundational and transformative spiritual practice on this journey is, of course, kirtan meditation, and as the famous saying goes – “chant, dance and be happy”.
“This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of dharma (right living). It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed.”– Bhagavad-gita 9.2