Zen

Q. What brings lasting happiness?

A. To realise what happiness is does. Nothing and no one can bring lasting happiness to you because you are in fact happiness itself. The reason why we cannot enjoy lasting happiness is not that it is far out of our reach but that we don’t recognise it although we are happiness itself because we cannot see things as they are.

We should realise that happiness is not what can be brought from outside, but it is just to realise that we are happiness itself. The purpose of Buddhism or Zen meditation is to lead people to realise that they themselves are happiness by helping them to see everything as it is.

©Boo Ahm

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