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You are correct. Our idea of pleasure is rooted in our Ego, or our desire to enjoy ourselves. This is what we call “happiness” or “Joy”. However, we have conception of happiness outside of our Ego, as it molds the reality set before us. We have to internally change our quality of Egoism into Altruism (Unconditional Love of Others) in order to feel lasting pleasure. Check these links out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRZZzUYIKAU

http://www.perceivingreality.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHn2zFU6-zY&feature=channel

Rudy
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Rudy

Right, joy is interior while happiness is more of the external or sensual. The former comes from God while the latter comes from a stimulus in this world.

wildflowr
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Happy, is when you smile. Joy is when you are happy. I guess!

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Happiness is a transitory emotion that comes and goes with our circumstances in life at any given moment. Joy cannot be taken away from us and is a constant presence with us no matter how difficult our lifes.

Greg
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yes