Happiness vs. Gratification

July 1st ~ What is it that most of us are seeking?  What is it that each one of us wants?  Especially in this restless world, where everybody is trying to find some kind of peace, some kind of happiness, a refuge, surely it is important to find out, isn’t it, what it is that we are trying to seek, what it is that we are trying to discover?  Probably most of us are seeking some kind of happiness, some kind of peace; in a world that is ridden with turmoil, wars, contention, strife, we want a refuge where there can be some peace.  I think that is what most of us want.  So we pursue, go from one leader to another, from one religious organization to another , from one teacher to another.

Now, is it that we are seeking happiness or is it that we are seeking gratification of some kind from which we hope to derive happiness?  There is a difference between happiness and gratification.  Can you seek happiness?  Perhaps you can find gratification but surely you cannot find happiness.  Happiness is derivative; it is a by-product of something else.  So, before we give our minds and hearts to something that demands a great deal of earnestness, attention, thought, care, we must find out, must we not, what it is that we are seeking; whether it is happiness, or gratification?

December 5th, 2020 ~ Gratification seems like what people are seeking or getting, even though they think they are seeking happiness.


As in most posts on Zentrepreneurial.com, italicization of words refers to the words of either Jiddu Krishnamurti or Albert Low.  The website writer’s words are in regular text.

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