In this episode of The Subhash Chandra Show, Shri Subhash Chandra discusses the concept of Happiness. The show is held at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya in Indore. Subhashji interacts with the students about the different intuitions of what counts as happiness. For some people happiness is being wealthy, while for some happiness is family.
After listening to various definitions and meaning of Happiness, Subhash Chandra explains to the students that one should not seek Happiness from the outer world. “Happiness is a phenomena which is only within us. The Concept of Happiness is within you,” he says.
He also believes that the secret to Happiness is helping others. The more you give the happier you will feel.
He says that a happy moment brings out pleasantness in a person while a sad incident brings out malice, often asking the questions “Why me?” But only when we treat a pleasant sensation and a tragic sensation with equanimity will we be able to achieve real happiness.
Subhashji says, “If something makes you feel good you get over joyed and feel happy. But this happiness will eventually go. So how do you remain happy? The Concept of Happiness is that you always remain happy and there is only one way to do this and that is to look at happiness and sadness equally.”
One of the students made an interesting point. She said that we see a lot of shows, read blogs etc. about ‘How to be happy? What will happen if we stay miserable for some time?’ but the ultimate truth is that nothing is permanent neither happiness nor sadness and we must remember that.
On the subject of loneliness often being the cause of unhappiness, Subhashji says, “Enjoy your Loneliness.”
He urges the students to live in the present and says, “Always be aware of your thoughts.”
The special guest on the show is change-maker Disha Tiwari, a 13 year old girl who has started an anti-smoking campaign in Indore. Her work towards the society as a young child, truly illustrates the Concept of happiness.
He journey is just as inspirational as her work; A student of class 7th Disha started the campaign when she was just five years old and now she has made a difference to the lives of over 5000 people. Having seen the death of her grandfather closely (a chain-smoker), Disha at the age of 5 started to go all out to stop people from smoking.