No, there is neither a need to create one’s own happiness, nor are the external factors needed for the same. Our very own Self, the real self itself, by nature, is an abode of infinite bliss! So, we just have to realize the Self i.e. attain Self-Realization to attain happiness that is real and permanent, the eternal happiness!

What happens upon Self-Realization that creates happiness?
We come to know what our real identity is i.e. ‘who really am I’. That enlightenment itself gives great happiness.
We realize, ‘I am Pure Soul, which by nature is an abode of eternal bliss!’ So, naturally it’s bound to keep you happy!
We understand, ‘who is the real Doer in this world, how this world actually runs.’ With this right understanding, all worries, stress, tension, fear, fatigue, etc. vanish. So, you are a happy person then ☺

Owing to the separation done by Gnani during Self-Realization, we are able to remain unaffected by the external factors, even amidst adverse circumstances. This magical experience is what lures us towards ultimate liberation, and takes us to the last station of ultimate happiness!

All the inner weaknesses namely anger, pride, greed, deceit begin to decrease as the awareness of the real Self increases. No anger means happiness; when false pride destroys, it leads to further happiness; as deceit leaves, fountains of happiness spring; and with the total exit of greed, permanent happiness ushers in.

Conflicts and clashes with our near ones get replaced by peace, happiness and harmony in our relationships.
‘Just like I am a Pure Soul, every living being in this world is really a Pure Soul’ – this vision received from Gnani during Gnan-vidhi helps manifest real love and a feeling of oneness for all living beings in the world. This creates happiness not only for us but for the entire world.
The intent for salvation of the world, in other words, a genuine desire that, ‘May every living being attain the happiness that I have attained’ arises in us, which is enough to spread happiness throughout the world.

How do we attain Self-Realization?
There are two pathways to attain Self-Realization:
The Kramic path and
The Akram path

Kramic path is the common traditional path where a person renounces worldly things and slowly climbs up, one step at a time, towards the ultimate goal of moksha.

The other path is the Akram path, which is an exceptional path, and is indeed a wonder in this present age, because on this path we are not required to acquire or renounce anything. We can attain spirituality even while living our worldly life, just as Emperor Bharata did - he fought battles, enjoyed his royal life, and yet attained liberation!

On the Akram path, we directly attain Self-Realization with Gnani’s grace
Just like Lord Krishna graced Arjun with the knowledge of the Self then, we too are able to attain the same knowledge with the grace of Akram Gnani, the Enlightened One that’s amidst us today!!!

Gnani knows the qualities of the Self - ‘I’ and the non-self - 'My'. Therefore, he can separate the two, and this is called 'Bhed Gnan', the science of separation. In just two hours time, Akram Gnani gives us the experiential knowledge of the Self i.e. Self-Realization, through this scientific process of separation (Bhed-gnan), known as Gnanvidhi.

After Gnani makes the separation between the real Self (I) and John (My), we are able to maintain the awareness of ‘I am the Pure Soul and John is separate’; we are able to experience separation from John’s mind, speech, body, ego, etc. As this awareness enhances, the separation made by Gnani keeps on increasing, and thereby, we experience more and more bliss, the bliss of the Self (the Soul). Now, that’s the happiness we need isn’t it – the permanent happiness, the eternal bliss that never leaves!

So come, let’s go to Gnani, the Enlightened One, and attend his Gnan-vidhi! Gnan-vidhi is not only hassle-free, but is also completely free of cost. Yes!... what value (money) can we pay for Gnani’s divine and compassionate, invaluable grace?!

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.