An old cat once walked up on a younger cat that was chasing his tail. The old cat asked, “what are you doing?” The younger replied, I just found out that my happiness is in my tail. I’m going to catch it and be happy. The older cat laughed and said “I heard that too when I was your age. What I found though is that if I just go about my day doing what needs to be done my happiness just seems to follow me wherever I go.
“In zazen, leave your front door and your back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.”
Source: How to move a mountain
Source: We don’t know how to suffer
Source: The root of suffering
Tao & Zen
Source: Where is the truth?