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So I have come across certain states, where I am genuinely happy for quite extended periods of time. It feels to me as if I lose a certain balance when that happens... all the things that concern me drop away, my horizon widens and becomes bright with good cheer, I become jaunty and crack the occasional joke.
Yet recently it occurs to me that this state is not dissimilar to drunkenness, in that the clear vision one has of things to be done or things to be watched rather suffers under the all-encompassing state of good cheer. One tends to be jovial, to say, ach, that awkward tax bill can be filed tomorrow, why not be happy today?
So when considering the dharma it seems to me that it is necessary to think about sobriety, even when you find a hint of bliss in your meditation, or when feeling happy in general, so as not to get caught up in happiness but instead keep a level headed view of the world which allows you to clearly assess what you encounter. The bliss of nirvana is not the unbridled happiness of life.