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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Happiness

Everyone seeks for true happiness, but happiness cannot be true happiness if the happiness is not followed by perfect composure. Usually happiness does not stay long. Happiness is mostly for just a very short time and it will be lost in next moment. So, sometimes we will think rather not to have it because happiness is usually followed by sorrow and this is, I think, everyone experiences it in our everyday life.          --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-12-21 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. - DC