One becomes happy by coming into contact with the source of happiness.
Who indeed can breathe in or breathe out if this bliss were not there within the heart?
Without peace of mind, how can there be happiness?
The Upanishads have much to tell us about human happiness and its source. The sentence ‘Who indeed can breathe in or breathe out if this bliss were not there within the heart?’ signifies that the source of happiness is within our own being. The way to it is through cultivating and deepening the mental condition which the Bhagavad Gita calls ‘peace of mind’—a deep and stable peace that influences the roots of the mind. The idea of cultivation is apt, because it suggests something that is transforming and developing, and leads to a wonderful and worthwhile result.
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