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Psychology The Key to Happiness

Mattieu Ricard, Buddhist monk, has written some fascinating stuff about happiness. Interesting article here
This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

"Case in point: A 2007 brain-scanning study by neuroscientists at the National Institutes of Health asked volunteers to think about a scenario in which they would either give money away to a good cause or keep it for themselves. The researchers were stunned to find that imagining giving the money away activated a primal part of the brain that normally lights up in response to food or sex -- suggesting that morality is not only natural to us, but deeply pleasurable."
“What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that, and there is nothing wrong with you at all.” ~ Alan Watts