The Bhagavad-gītā explains that three powerful forces tend to govern our lives: goodness, selfish passion, and ignorance. Selfish passion and ignorance inevitably lead to suffering and disappointment. Goodness leads to knowledge and happiness. By incorporating elements of goodness into our daily lives, we experience a deeply satisfying life centered on wisdom, compassion, generosity, cleanliness, health, and sustainability. It is one of life’s greatest ironies the more we seek selfish gratification, the more we suffer. And the more we seek selfless love and service to others, the happier and more satisfied we become!

The practice of bhakti-yoga offers spiritual techniques that empower us to embrace true goodness and happiness, and to help others to reach the same goal.