Sri Chinmoy: Certainly. If you are happy, share with your near and dear ones. But first see if they are receptive, if they want to receive from you. Out of jealousy or for malicious reasons, they may not want to accept your happiness. Then it is a mere waste. And if you see somebody who is really hostile to you, or with whom you do not have any inner affinity, it is useless to try to share happiness with that person. Do share, but only if they are receptive. If not, then you are only wasting your inner wealth. They are not going to get any benefit, and you are going to give away some of your own happiness. When happiness is received, light and knowledge will increase. When it is not received, nothing will increase.
Question: Sometimes when I am happy I want to share my happiness with others and help them be happy. Is this possible?
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-3, No. 5, May 27, 1976.First published by Vishma Press in 1976.
This is the 9108th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.