Why do we fall in love?

Loving asian couple

Most men and women don’t know what it is that attracts them to one another. They are aware of an attraction but unaware of what gives rise to it. It isn’t people’s youth, beauty, wealth or power that inspires love. These assets may motivate some people to spend time with a person, but what they are experiencing isn’t real love, for if this person loses one or another of these external advantages, the others will abandon him or her in no time. What is the origin, then, of this attraction that gives rise to love? Two entities, two energies, encounter …

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The seeds of happiness

Happy, smiling young man

In these extracts from ‘The seeds of happiness’ the master talks about how true and lasting happiness depends on a particular type of inner work where the powers of thought, imagination and will power are put to use. ‘You want to be happy? True happiness lies in activity, but in activity of a higher order than that which allows people to earn a living to support themselves or their family. Such work is obviously necessary, but it is not enough. To be happy,  learn to work with thought, feeling, imagination and willpower, in order to prepare in the invisible the …

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