" Let us
then endeavour to disperse those clouds of ignorance,
those mists of
darkness, which impede man on his
journey, which obscure his progress, which prevent his marching through
life with a firm steady grip.
Let us inspire him with
courage to respect his reason and
an inextinguishable love for truth -
with a remembrance of Galileo
end that he may learn to know himself;
to know his legitimate rights and
dare to care for himself;
that he may learn to
consult his experience;
no longer be the dupe of
an imagination led astray by
that he may renounce the prejudices of
that he may learn to found his wants to
the real advantage of
that he may pursue true happiness by promoting the happiness
in short, that he may no longer occupy himself with
reveries either useless or
dangerous so he may become a virtuous rational being.
should learn happiness is simply an emanation formed of reflection.
individual ought to be the sun of his own system, continually shedding around
him his genial rays keeping his
own existence constantly supplied with the requisite heat to enable him to put
forth kindly fruit.
man is he enjoys the benefits bestowed upon him by nature.
He who thinks for himself is
thankful for the life he possesses.
After all, who does not envy
the welfare of others, nor sigh after
imaginary benefits always beyond his grasp?" - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron
"I should not infer the
pursuit of pleasure is necessarily futile.
The principle of Egoistic
Hedonism, when applied with a due knowledge of
the laws of human
nature, is practically
method of attaining the end we aim for requires that we should to some extent
put it out of sight and not directly aim at it." - Henry
an actually attainable goal, if
we can only learn to detach
ourselves from knee jerk responses
to what we have learned to view as desirable, as well as to
what we think we
must avoid at all costs.
True attainable happiness is the
state of consciousness that allows us to embrace whatever comes our way with
equanimity."- Peter Clothier
the myth of
Written into the
Independence of the United States of America is
the right of all
Americans to pursue happiness.
At this time in space happiness was
considered to be of an individual
individual could be happy or unhappy.
Blueprints for happiness were
invariably based upon individual
experience involving the exercise of mind or body and almost always, even
in the case of Epicurus, on
some sort of
the advent of
collectivism these blueprints were replaced by
a vision of collective material
lifting all boats by the infinite progress of the
Happiness is now owed to all and consists in
a collective increase of
The myth of the
ability to attain happiness through material possessions is what enables
mankind to regard life as worth living in
All activity must be
subordinated exclusivly to increase material wealth.
challenges the "material wealth is the only
path" myth of happiness is looked upon by
friends as addled and branded as
have the tendency to struggle
in our bodies and our
We believe that
happiness is possible only in the future.
The realization that
we have already
arrived, that we don't
have to travel any further, that
we are already
here, can give us peace and joy.
The conditions for our happiness are already sufficient.
only need to allow ourselves
to be in the present moment.
What are we looking for to be happy?
Everything is already
We do not need to put
a prize in front of us to run
after, believing that until we
get it, we cannot be
ring is always in the future, and
we can never catch up to it.
We are already in the Pure
Land, the Kingdom of God.
We only need to wake
up and realize we are here." - Thich Nhat Hanh
The country of Bhutan, the last
surviving refuge of traditional Himalayan Buddhist culture, uses Gross National
Happiness (GNH) is an attempt to define quality of life in more holistic and
psychological terms than Gross National Product(GNP).
The term, Gross
National Happiness, is coined by Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuck in
It signaled his commitment
to building an economy that would serve Bhutan's unique culture based on
Buddhist spiritual values.
The four pillars of Gross National Happiness
are the promotion of equitable and sustainable socio-economic development,
preservation and promotion of cultural values,
conservation of the natural
environment, and establishment of good governance.
Happiness is a qualitative discussed in tandem with the Genuine Progress
Indicator which, unlike Gross National Happiness, attempts to
quantify well-being and
The two measures agree, however, that
well-being is more relevant and
important than consumption.
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This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The
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violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on coöperation. Coöperation
does not occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values
have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior
corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction
of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to
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directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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