The Laws of Happiness: The Four Principles for a Successful Life

The Laws of Happiness: The Four Principles for a Successful Life

by Ryuho Okawa

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ISBN-13: 9781941779668
Publisher: IRH Press
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 174
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

RYUHO OKAWA is a global visionary, renowned spiritual leader, and best-selling author in Japan with a simple goal: to help people and true happiness and create a better world. His deep compassion and sense of responsibility for the happiness of each individual has prompted him to publish over 2000 titles of religious, spiritual, and self-development teachings, covering a broad range of topics including how our thoughts influence reality, the nature of love, and the path to enlightenment. He also writes on the topics of management and economy, as well as the relationship between religion and politics in the global context. To date, Okawa’s books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into 28 languages.
Okawa has dedicated himself to improving society and creating a better world. In 1986, Okawa founded Happy Science as a spiritual movement dedicated to bringing greater happiness to humankind by uniting religions and cultures to live in harmony. Happy Science has grown rapidly from its beginnings in Japan to a worldwide organization with over 10 million members. Okawa is compassionately committed to the spiritual growth of others. In addition to writing and publishing books, he continues to give lectures around the world.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 How to Stop Being Unhappy 1

1 People Experience Happiness and Unhappiness Differently 1

2 The Seeds of Success and the Seeds of Failure 6

3 Life as a Journey of Self-Discovery 15

4 Transforming the "Way You See Yourself Is Success for the Soul 18

5 How to Win against Fate 22

Chapter 2 How to Improve Your Work Skillsp29

1 Live Your Vocation 29

2 Ways to Train Yourself 35

3 The Importance of Planning Ability 46

4 Maximizing Team Power 52

Chapter 3 The Four Principles for Achieving Human Happiness Love, Wisdom, Self-Reflection and Progress 56

1 Four Ways of Freeing Yourself from Worry 56

2 Freeing Yourself from the Suffering of Taking Love The Principle of Love 57

3 If You Have Time to Bemoan Your Ignorance, Use It to Study The Principle of Wisdom 69

4 Self-Reflection Cuts off Negative Spiritual Influences The Principle of Self-Reflection 83

5 Thoughts Will Manifest Themselves The Principle of Progress 93

6 Use the Four Principles for Your Spiritual Refinement 99

Chapter 4 Making a Home for Happiness An Introduction to Happy Science 100

1 The Starting Point of Happy Science 100

2 "Exploration of Right Mind" and "The Principles of Happiness" 104

3 The Principle ofLove 109

4 The Principle of Wisdom 118

5 The Principle of Self-Reflection 122

6 The Principle of Progress 129

7 Love, Enlightenment and the Creation of Utopia on Earth 131

Chapter 5 Believe in the Advent of the Age of the Sun 133

1 The Age of the Sun 133

2 Creating a World That Has a Backbone of Faith 134

3 Live Giving Love 138

4 Achieving a Higher Level of Enlightenment 140

5 Transforming the Earth into a "Utopia" or Ideal World 143

Postscript 147

About the Author 149

Lantern Books by Ryuho Okawa 151

What is Happy Science? I53

Contacts 157

Want to Know More? 159

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