Author Archives: Manish Kumar

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In Part 1, we discussed the evolution of happiness in western thought, and its effect on western culture. In part 2, we re-examined the definitions of happiness and tried to understand the relationship between science and happiness. Now, in part 3, we will learn about happiness in the teachings of Islam. Islam is the religion that is more than a religion; it is the religion that is a complete way of ...
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Part 1 of Happiness in Islam discussed the evolution of happiness in western thought and its effect on western culture. In part 2 we will re-examine the definitions of happiness and talk about the relationship between science and happiness and how this in turn relates to the teachings of Islam. The Merriam Webster online dictionary defines happiness as a state of well being or contentment, a pleasurable or satisfying experience. Philosophers ...
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It's the holy month of Ramadan, be happy. Even though happiness is perhaps one of the most important things in life, science still can not explain much about it. Its concept itself is elusive. Is it an idea, emotion, virtue, philosophy, ideal, or is it just programmed in the genes? There is no agreed upon definition for it, yet still everyone seems to be selling happiness these days - drug dealers, ...
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We all want to be happy, but sometimes trying to find happiness can be a challenge. Often times we search for it in all the wrong places or ways, when the answer is much simpler- God. 'Happy are the people whose God is the Lord' Psalm 144:15. The Bible guides us to happiness through God's Word! Bible says that we are to have life and have it more abundantly, not less ...
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Chapter 1- Wrong thinking is the only problem in life. Chapter 2- Right knowledge is the ultimate solution to all our problems. Chapter 3- Selflessness is the only way to progress & prosperity. Chapter 4- Every act can be an act of prayer. Chapter 5- Renounce the ego of individuality & rejoice in the bliss of infinity. Chapter 6- Connect to the Higher consciousness daily. Chapter 7- Live what you learn. Chapter 8- Never give up on ...
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Everyone always says, “Follow your dreams!” But not everyone does it. Life interjects, bills pile up, and sometimes we have to do jobs we don’t want to do just to make it through the day. However, there are a number of reasons to follow your dreams, to break the trend, and to live the life you’ve always wanted. Here they are below: 1. They make life worth living. Your dreams are what ...
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Dopamine (4-(2-Aminoethyl)benzene-1,2-diol) is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine is important for arousal, movement, posture,alertness, mood and executing activities with haste and vigor. Dopamine motivates you to take action toward your goals, desires, and needs, and gives you a surge of reinforcing pleasure when achieving them. Aspects of these normal Dopamine functions are highlighted in disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, slow reaction time, depression, procrastination, self-doubt, and lack of ...
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Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a chemical in the central nervous system that helps regulate sleep, appetite, memory, mood and learning. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that sends signals between nerve cells in the brain. When Serotonin is on point, it generates feelings of relaxation, happiness and gives you a general sense of well being. It is primarily found in gastro intestine tract where it is used to regulate digestion, bowel movements. Factors that lowers ...
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Happiness is a choice. Unfortunately we complicate our lives to the point of being unable to recognize happiness when it appears before our eyes. So how to clear the slate? Here are 10 things as suggested by experts, you’ll need to give up in exchange for your happiness. Give up caring what other people think of you. I know it seems counter intuitive as we humans are primal pack animals that don’t want ...
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