Call out Gouranga be happy
Gouranga Gouranga Gouranga!
That which brings the highest happiness…
Wow! Not just any happiness, but the highest happiness! Rock on!
Initially, I figured Gouranga was a made-up word. I suppose this shows a certain level of cultural ignorance on my part, but I get a lot of weird spam that borders on beatnik poetry written in Esperanto. If you want to know what it means, WikiPedia can hook you up: Gouranga, or Gauranga, is said to originate in the Hare Krishna religious movement, whose founding father, Shri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, was also called Gaura, or Gauranga. In popular culture it is accepted generally as a word meaning simply ‘be happy’, although the literal Sanskrit translation is ‘light/golden-limbed’. Ummmm… okay.
This was weird enough for me to do a little bit of Googling. Turns out, I’m not that special: other people have gotten this same message. I guess that shouldn’t bother me. I mean, really, once I have the highest happiness, I’m sure I’ll want to share it with everyone possible.