When I say, “Live strong and happy,” keep in mind that there’s a big difference between happiness and pleasure. For example, getting drunk is a form of pleasure, not happiness. While we are indulging in some pleasurable activity, we may consider it to be happiness, because the harmful results only appear later on. What I’m talking about is genuine inner happiness. Worldly pleasure is temporary and tends to have harmful consequences; thus it’s totally different from genuine peace and happiness.

~Khangser Rinpoche~