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Five Fortunes

Five fortunes is a holistic concept for the achievement of wellbeing.


H.D. De Silva conceived this concept after an extensive personal inquiry into the wellbeing of the human condition. The concept was first published in 2009 as Five fortunes: a guide to fulfilment and the universality of human wellbeing.

The concept of Five fortunes is about the essential requirements for the wellbeing of the human condition. According to this concept, wellbeing or bliss is experienced whenever a fundamental human need is satisfied by a vital achievement (vital gem).


The fundamental human needs are: the need for Self-preservation, the need for Connection, the need for Personal growth, the need for Resolution and the need for Creative self-expression.


Whenever these primary needs are satisfied by the vital gems of sufficiency, appreciation, sovereignty, clarity and elegance respectively; the result is the corresponding bliss of health, happiness, freedom, tranquility and elation.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. (CC BY-NC 4.0) For individuals, families and not-for-profit communities, the concept of Five Fortunes and related concepts such as Sovereignty Education are freely available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). For commercial profit making enterprises, these concepts are available under a separate license. Please contact us via email: lifebliss.aus@gmail.com for a commercial license. A commercial license is available for 1 year ($A 195) or for perpetuity ($A 1995).

The concept of Five Fortunes was first published by H.D. De Silva in 2009. A limited number of copies of this original publication, titled, Five Fortunes: A Guide to Fulfilment and the Universality of Human Wellbeing is still available to purchase. Please Click to purchase your limited edition copy.

DISCLAIMER: The concept of Five fortunes is a synthesis of insights and introspections of a general nature, which is intended to be informative and in the public’s interest for the greater good. The concept of Five fortunes, in part or in whole, should not replace consultation and advice of relevant, qualified and competent professionals and/or their professional recommendations. As such, including but not limited to this; H.D. De Silva, Life Bliss® and their associates and agents disclaim any and all liability.