Search for bliss within
If you want to seek the ultimate state of happiness — bliss— then the way is to empower your soul. As you start doing it, it marks the beginning of your journey to a life that is close to the consciousness of yourself, and bliss.
Soul, the very essence of God, represents eternal bliss. But how does one empower it?
Saints tell us such a state of mind can be secured by delving within you and shunning away from all that is external and ephemeral. Ramana Maharshi said, “If one scrutinises one’s own self, which is bliss, there will be no misery at all in one’s life. One suffers because of the idea that the body, which is never oneself, is ‘I’. Suffering is all due to this delusion.”
To be in a state of bliss is to be free of pain and sorrow. Your soul (being godly) is full of love, compassion and bliss. And, hence, in a state of bliss, you are free from hatred, jealousy and all other petty issues that make yours as well as others’ life miserable.
Sant Rajinder Singh, in his book ‘Empowering Your Soul through Meditation’, says your soul “is bursting with ecstasy” and you can be a part of the supreme bliss if you stop identifying yourself with your body, mind and senses; and instead live at the level of the soul.
The more you empower your body and mind at the cost of your soul, the more you build up a wall between you and supreme bliss. Your ability to look within for your source of strength and happiness is vitiated by your search for worldly and external pursuits.
That is why we say it is important to have faith in your own ability to be peaceful and happy.
To have faith is the beginning of all good things that can lead one to realisation. Sri Sathya Sai Baba said, “Where there is faith, there is love; where there is love, there is peace; where there is peace, there is God; where there is God, there is bliss.”
In other words, when you are in bliss, you are in God’s own company.