Zen

Q. My question to you is regarding happiness. I find myself seeking for something else, which I don’t know. Is happiness itself a practice, or should it just come naturally from our innate nature? Please help me.

A. Your saying that you find yourself seeking something else that you don’t know explains well the way we live our lives. Why do you think we are looking for something we don’t know? It is because we cannot see things as they are. Only when we can see things as they are can we see and know what we are struggling to attain.

The historical Buddha discovered that we cannot enjoy happiness although we are happiness itself only because we cannot recognise it, since we cannot see things as they are. We should remember that we cannot enjoy happiness not because it is hidden, or far away from us, but because we cannot recognise it even though we are surrounded by it. What you need now is your ability to see and recognise what you want rather than seeking something diligently.

©Boo Ahm

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