The last word on happiness

October 4th, 2007

Buddha held out a flower to his listeners. Everyone was silent. Only Mahakashyapa broke into a broad smile.

– Zen koan

Get it?!

I’ll spell it out for you: πŸ™‚

If you’re out of practice, this could help.


  1. Perhaps it’s too early for me because I do not get it … I did get the link though and it made me smile and laugh. Thanks for that!

    Comment by Shawn — October 4, 2007 @ 10:48 am

  2. What a perfect response Shawn. We don’t get it even when we get it. Smile and you’ll be happy in no time.

    Comment by Karen — October 4, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

  3. Waaaaaaa! Oh wait, that’s Claire’s response. Let me try again.


    (P.S. The I Am Bossy post = brilliant)

    Comment by kathryn — October 4, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

  4. Smiling is an expression of happiness, so whatever makes you smile…Nothing more nothing less.

    Comment by Mika — October 4, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

  5. I smiled immediately. Thank you for the reminder.

    Comment by Lisa — October 4, 2007 @ 10:31 pm

  6. This comment pool made Bossy smile, for sure.

    Comment by BOSSY — October 5, 2007 @ 2:14 am

  7. Smiling!

    Comment by Mama Zen — October 5, 2007 @ 7:00 pm

  8. I am smiling.
    Because its fun.
    Because, why not?
    Because I get to come “visit” you here.

    Comment by bella — October 5, 2007 @ 7:07 pm

  9. I am smiling because I just opened a book to a poem that seemed very relevant, which you can read at the bottom of my latest post (I’m still trying to figure out links). thanks for the happiness questions/answers!

    Comment by Ginger — October 6, 2007 @ 12:25 am

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