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How to Be Happy

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says that happiness can be a matter of practice. And his success at this has been demonstrated -- MRI scans showed that he experienced extremely high levels of positive emotions and very few negative ones.

Ricard tained as a cell biologist, but in 1972 he moved to the Himalayas to study Buddhism. AOL Health interviewed Ricard about the cultivation of happiness. Here’s some of what he had to say:

“Happiness is a way of being rather than an endless search for experiences. Pleasure is fine but depends on things that are subject to change: people, places, things ... But happiness is a more durable state ... The more you experience happiness, the deeper and more stable it becomes.”

To read the rest of the interview, click the link below.

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