World Religions

World Faiths – Joy and Happiness

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Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarAnd no soul knows what joy of the eyes is kept hidden for them, as a reward for their good works.

Islam, the Holy Qur’an, 32:18

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarThere are two joys for the fasting person: the joy when they breaks their fast, and the joy of when they meet their Lord.

Islam, Saying of the Holy Prophet (sa), Jami’ al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 766

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarIt should be remembered that the highest spiritual condition of a person in this life is that he should find comfort in God and all his satisfaction, and ecstasy and delight should be centred in God. This is the condition which is called the heavenly life.

Islam, Saying of the Promised Messiah (as), The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam, p. 104

Symbol of Judaism: The Star of DavidYou show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

Judaism, the Tanakh, Psalm 16:11

The kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Christianity, The Bible, Romans, 14:17

Symbol of Hinduism: AumThe Infinite is the source of joy. There is no joy in the finite. Only in the Infinite is there joy. Ask to know the Infinite.

Hinduism, Chandogya Upanishad 7.23

Symbol of Buddhism: Dharmachakra, the eight-spoked wheelYou should devote yourselves to find joy in pleasures of the Dharma, and should take no pleasure in desires.

Buddhism, Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti 4

Symbol of Buddhism: Dharmachakra, the eight-spoked wheelLet us live happily, without hate amongst those who hate. Let us dwell unhating amidst hateful men. Let us live happily, in good health amongst those who are sick. Let us dwell in good health amidst ailing men. Let us live happily, without yearning for sensual pleasures amongst those who yearn for them. Let us dwell without yearning amidst those who yearn. Let us live happily, we who have no impediments. We shall subsist on joy even as the radiant gods.

Buddhism, Dhammapada 197-200

As I have seen, such vision of Him have I conveyed – Only those who are initiated into this mystery have its joy. As light is merged into Divine Light, has joy come: Nanak, servant of God, has beheld the sole, all-pervading Supreme Being.

Sikhism, Adi Granth, Majh, M.5, p. 97