What is a litmus test to understand if we are pursuing real happiness?
If the intellect is dull and derives happiness from sleep and slothfulness, points out other’s faults, it characterisesThamasic nature. This nature will make one ignore the knowledge of Self throughout one’s life. True education is that which directs and counsels the mind and intellect of man towards earning Sathwic happiness. The scriptures declare Na Sukath Labhyathe Suhkam (Happiness cannot be derived from happiness), that by undergoing unhappiness alone can happiness be won. This truth has to be instilled through Vidya (Self-knowledge or education). If you understand the joy of Sathwic happiness, true Vidya will be found to be easy and palatable.