LIVE IN JOY

 

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 living in the way.

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There is no fire like greed,
No crime like hatred,
No sorrow like separation,
No sickness like hunger of heart,
And no joy like the joy of freedom.

Health, contentment and trust
Are your greatest possessions,
And freedom your greatest joy.

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

from the Dhammapada, Words of the Buddha


 

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13 thoughts on “LIVE IN JOY

  1. Freedom is our greatest joy, Let it never be erroded.. Thank you for reminding us of these powerful words

  2. Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Everyone is welcome to return anytime!

  3. Always so need reminders from old ones that it is this one life I can live — and not every one else’s. LOL. As older person I can read and see now the hard truth re. greed, hatred, separation. There is such harm in how emotional life chosen to be lived. I like reading your items from the Dhammapada, they do remind of Old Ones/Elders in Aboriginal communities. How patiently they repeat.

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