The true nature of happiness is a special feeling from within. Sometimes this feeling is to material matter; other times there is no connection at all. Material matter is only one cause or condition which creates a feeling of well-being. It can bring about a temporary sense of security or satisfaction, from which one can in turn derive temporary happiness. The different forms of happiness, such as a steady income, are sources of happiness but are not happiness itself.
~ Depicted from THE PAPER TIGER - The Tibetan Buddhist View on Happiness