Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 37,985 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Happiness Is A State - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Happiness is a state of mind
Instantly produced by sense
Gratification through touch, taste,
Sight, hearing and smell the desired.

Happiness is a state of mind
Produced by social interaction,
Love, affection, enthusiasm,
Compassion and patriotism.

Happiness is a state of mind
Produced intellectually
From appreciation of art
And literature and problem solving.

Happiness is a state of mind
Produced at a higher level
In offering, self sacrifice,
Service and devotional works.

Happiness can be subjective
Or of dependent origin.
Happiness is not permanent.
It needs feed for its existence.
05.01.2019

Topic(s) of this poem: happiness


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  • Khairul Ahsan (3/22/2019 9:41:00 PM)

    'Happiness is not permanent.
    It needs feed for its existence.' - An absolute truth! One should learn to be happy with small things and appreciate the things of beauty that come on one's way.
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  • Khairul Ahsan (3/22/2019 9:36:00 PM)

    The poet has provided some intelligible definitions of happiness, reading which the readers would like to explore for some more.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on such an abstract subject, and many congratulations to the poet on his poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'!
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  • (3/22/2019 9:07:00 PM)

    Happiness is a state of mind
    Instantly produced by sense...enjoyed.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/22/2019 7:56:00 PM)

    CONGRATULATIONS! This is great to see your nice poem chosen as the poem of the day. Yes, you are very right. Happiness is a state of mind and this is produced from the thought of self satisfaction. (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (3/22/2019 5:55:00 PM)

    An amazing write on something so important and valuable to us all that so many people do not have.
    Thank You
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  • (3/22/2019 12:46:00 PM)

    Congratulations on Poem of the Day. This is a great verse with such a positive message. To myfavourites. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/22/2019 12:23:00 PM)

    Congratulations on this great poem for the day. (Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (3/22/2019 10:32:00 AM)

    Happiness is a state of mind. Congrats being POD (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/22/2019 9:19:00 AM)

    State of the mind! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (3/22/2019 7:35:00 AM)

    A great write regarding happiness- - -Happiness is a state of mind - - So many factors contribute towards one's happiness.- - It is true as what you say
    Happiness can be subjective
    Or of dependent origin.
    Happiness is not permanent.
    It needs feed for its existence.
    Perhaps happiness is different from blissfulness where the seeker finds his happiness in his own soul- 'ATMA'.It is higher than 'Happiness'
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  • (3/22/2019 2:01:00 AM)

    Profoundly true poem about how happiness is a condition that takes maintenance- this rings very true and can help people cope with why they are unhappy. He did not include the factor of Trust and feeling trusted in the equation of happiness which I think is of utmost importance and influence. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (3/22/2019 1:12:00 AM)

    great words on happiness-

    Happiness is a state of mind
    Produced at a higher level
    In offering, self sacrifice,
    Service and devotional works.
    // beautiful poem
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (3/22/2019 12:45:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem that spills happiness as one goes from stanza to stanza. Very nice
    'Happiness can be subjective
    Or of dependent origin.
    Happiness is not permanent.
    It needs feed for its existence.'.... is the gist of the poem. Deserved selection as poem of the day.10+++++
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  • Aunty Septic (3/22/2019 12:34:00 AM)

    Happiness is indeed a state of mind. How astute of you to figure that out!
    Congrats on member poem of the day!
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/22/2019 12:27:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem of the day, sir Shanmugam.
    Congrats for being picked....10++++++++++
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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 25, 2019



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