“People talk endlessly about their suffering and their joy.~ A Vietnamese poem quoted by Thich Nhat Hanh [from his book ‘The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings’]
But what is there to suffer or be joyful about?
Joy from sensual pleasure always leads to pain,
and suffering while practicing the Way always brings joy.
Wherever there is joy, there is suffering.
If you want to have no-suffering, you must accept no-joy.”
This is Monday’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).
This week’s ‘Sit-and-Share’ host is Jessica.
Please read ‘How to attend a Virtual Sit-and-Share meeting’ –
Closing dedication of Merit:
We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.