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Friday, November 16, 2018


he joyful mind means joyful frame of mind. A person of joyful mind is contented with their lot. Even in adversity, they will see bright light and value and never grumbles or complain. They find some of Buddha's grace in difficult circumstances and feel pleasure even in painful condition, and always rejoice. Seven hardship will disappear at once, and seven kinds of happiness will come at once. In this way, they can experience the spiritual joy and realize that the world of-birth and death is the world of nirvana -------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-06-A as found on Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on - from thee links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.