Yoga Sutra 42

Sutra 42

From contentment and benevolence of consciousness comes supreme happiness.

To be content with what God has given us and to share it in kindness is a running theme in the Bible. The more we practice right action, the more confident we are in our ability to do so in difficult situations and the less guilt, blame, and fear we hold within us. When I know I have done the right thing even when faced with difficulty, I feel light and happy knowing I did what God has instructed me to do. I cannot speak for anyone else, but from my conversations with others, this reward is quite universal.

1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is a great gain.” I think the Bible is telling me to be content and benevolent in all my doings for great gains = happiness.