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Today is the sixth annual International Day of Happiness, first started by the UN and observed on March 20th around the world. I find inspiration for growing happiness in the poems, quotes, prayers and aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy.

Here are a few that provide a spiritual and wise perspective on the subject of happiness.

Be happy, divinely happy.
In your divine happiness
Is your unimaginable progress.
Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 236.

Those who run after happiness
Will never be happy.
Happiness is something
That has to come to the fore
From within.
Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 41.

I do not calculate  Happiness.I onlyOffering worship to You,
I am so happy,
My Lord.
I am also happy
Because this happiness of mine
Nobody can steal.
Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 5.

Is always an expansion
Of the heart.
Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 21.