Monk Matthieu Richard's interview was a pleasure to listen to. He genuinely seems like a very happy and content man. I truly enjoyed his definition of happiness: Clearly seeing inner conditions that foster flourishing and fulfillment. Many times pleasure and happiness are used in the same context, but they are not the same. Happiness is a way of being which gives a person the resources to deal with life's up and downs. Pleasure depends on circumstances, which is vulnerable to change. In order to become happy he said solve inner circumstances; identify and cultivate them. A powerful interview indeed.
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