Eudaimonia, Happiness, Epicurean happiness Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic, Bhagavad-Gita


Sanskrit, happiness means Sukha. In Bhagavad Gita, happiness aligns with individual involvement with the "Gunas" (Moreira, 2019). The concept of happiness is found in ancient Greek philosophy. Eudaimonia is used in Greek literature by many Greek philosophers to express the alternative meaning of happiness. While there is a sheer volume of literature on happiness in different disciplines, there is a lack of studies on the Bhagavad Gita subject. The study's fundamental aim is to explore the true meaning of happiness in Greek philosophy, especially happiness in eudaimonia and epicurean term and compare with happiness found in Bhagavad Gita. The study is based on the systematic literature review that focuses on Greek philosophy and Bhagavad Gita's happiness.

The findings suggest that three types of happiness, namely Sttvick, Rajosic and Tamosic, are based on individual actions, desires, perceptions, and intellectual abilities. Anyone who attains sattvic happiness has the highest flow of joy and delight in which individual become oblivious about the world. The study explored the concept of happiness in Hindu scriptures, especially Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita and linked them with the Greek philosophy of Eudaimonia and Epicurean happiness for the first time and provide a practical template of the true meaning of happiness. The study's findings would help an individual to realise the ways real happiness attains in all walk of life, the ways people can bring true delight, Ananda, and happiness.


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