The Sweet Joy of the Way

Verses about Joy in the Dhammapada--the teachings of the Buddha and how to activate this advice now, in the time of Covid, and in any difficult times.

Live in joy, in love,
 Even among those who hate.

Live in joy, in health.
 Even among the afflicted.

Live in joy, in peace,
 Even among the troubled.

Look within. Be still.
 Free from fear and attachment,
 Know the sweet joy of the way.

—The Buddha, from the Dhammapada

When things pile up and when we get overwhelmed, it’s easy to leave our natural state of ease and joy and to enter into a constricted state. We might even mistakenly identify this as virtue if we do it during a solemn time. But to do this is is not in accord with the teachings of the Buddha. 

Here we tell how to practice this advice right here, right now. 

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