WHY THE PEOPLE ARE UNHAPPY? FOUR NEEDS OF A PERSON ANALYSED!
This is the question in front of many of us. We have seen many having big house(s) to live, fame, bank balance for generations, servants to assist, vehicles, etc, etc.
Still they seem to be not having a completely satisfied feeling in life.
This article is intended to look into it with solid evidences.
I am not going to tell just advice. I explain them with acceptable points.
Ok, Let us go into the details now:
WHY MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY THOUGH THEY HAVE ALL COMFORTS?
Every person has four types of needs:
(1) Physical, (2) Mental (Psychological), (3) Emotional and (4) Spiritual Needs.
Let us see one by one.
(1) PHYSICAL NEEDS
Everyone is happy if he has good health, food, house, dress, etc. These are physical needs. Many have these physical comforts as said in the beginning of this article.
So, they should be happy. But, they are not.
Let us see the next need.
(2) MENTAL (PSYCHOLOGICAL) NEEDS
This is also important. Everyone likes to be respected. Everyone likes to be a leader atleast within his family or small circle of friends. As a topmost business person; As an able worker; As a respectable father or mother or child; If anyone ill-treats him, he becomes upset. His ego is touched.
Thus, everyone likes to satisfy his psychology, in other words, ego. If his psychology is satisfied, he seems to be happy.
Many have such respects in this world. Still they feel some insufficiency.
Why? Let us now see the next need.
(3) EMOTIONAL NEEDS
This is also expected by many. Everyone is packed with emotions and feelings. They expect them to be satisfied.
They get satisfied with showing their private feelings to the spouse;
Some times, they get satisfied by showing their anger on someone;
Some times, they get satisfied by praising someone or getting praised.
Some times they get satisfied by seeing beautiful persons or things.
Some times they get satisfied by hearing good songs.
Some times they get satisfied by tasting a good food.
Thus, they temporarily satisfy their emotional needs by satisfying their five senses.
If they lack in the satisfaction for any sense, they become unhappy.
Many have all these five kinds of satisfactions.
Still they seem to be unhappy.
WHY THE PEOPLE ARE UNHAPPY EVEN AFTER HAVING ALL THE ABOVE THREE NEEDS?
Because, all the above three needs are related to senses and mind.
In other words, all the above are related to body.
All of them satisfy their body and mind even more than their requirement.
Still, we see some popular actors, business people committing suicide out of frustration.
Why should they be unhappy though they have all the above needs?
The reason is clear.
See the next need.
(4) SPIRITUAL NEEDS – MISSING!
They have been satisfying their body and mind, not themselves, ie, ATHMA.
Have they done anything to satisfy the athma that is the actual person?
They have been cultivating the vehicle, ie, body that accommodates the athma.
They forgot to satisfy the athma.
So, they feel a kind of dissatisfaction and unhappiness.
THEY DID NOT FEED THE ATHMA ANYTHING.
What is the factor that satisfies the athma?
Yes, Spirituality is the food for the spirit, ie, soul, ie, athma.
They forgot to think of their athma. They forgot to feed their athma.
Our Varnashrama dharma was designed to gradually elevate a person from brahmachari life to Grahastha, then Vanaprastha and then Sanyasa in which he fully dedicates to serve the Lord. Our Varnashrama dharma is based on the above four needs. It is not followed now. So, all the problems.
WHAT TO DO TO SATISFY THE ATHMA?
They should connect the athma with its master Paramathma.
Who is the Paramathma, ie, the master of athma?
They forgot to give Krishna to the athma.
So, they feel a kind of incomplete feeling and unhappiness in spite of all the belongings they have.
If they give Krishna to the athma, they can feel a real bliss.
They do not go for it because they are fully involved in satisfying all the above three needs only throughout their life.
So, they should consider all the first three needs as that of their body and mind.
They should have them just to maintain their bodies.
At the same time, they should feed the athma with Krishna.
In this kaliyuga, chanting Lord’s Names satisfy the athma.
Chant all the thousand names of Vishnu through Vishnu Sahasra Nama.
Or, Chanting has been further simplified by Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu for kaliyuga.
Chant with taste and devotion and without Offenses:
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE.
This will make the athma happy and blissful.
Now, your life is complete with real happiness.
Just practice and tell me.