Zen Masters have a way of expounding great truths in simple ways. Who doesn’t want to be happy? yet happiness remains elusive to most of us. The Zen wisdom below simplifies the secret to attain happiness in just a few words. Yes to be happy or not is entirely our choice as our happiness does not depend on anyone else. If we consider each moment as precious we will not allow it to be frittered away in bickering and negativity. For this we need to be intensely aware of every fleeting moment which we have and savor it.

So lets make it a point to enjoy the heavenly bliss of nature in all its bounties. In beautiful forests and serene lakes and by helping the needy. In the smiles and wonder of children and being in love with humanity.

What if after you die, God asks you “So, how was heaven?”๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

 

About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. kutukamus says:

    I’ll check his ID๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. ShethP says:

    Haha, that last line! But, it’s so true. Every day can be Heaven on Earth if we only understand it to be.๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. nice article, i choose to be happy! lol take care!

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  4. how can u say that there is a heaven or hell.

    afterall wat r proofs of existence of lord himself ?

    have u ceen him?
    Godly things r really mysterious to me!

    have fun

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi my friend good to see you after so long ๐Ÿ˜€ . What is implied in the quote is that lets make every moment a happy and joyful one – that’s our heaven but if we destroy the precious moment with anger, hate or jealousy then that’s hell.

      What do you say?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. newvideos31 says:

    Super blog thank you:-)

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  6. Prajakta says:

    Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful! One of the best messages I have read in making each day count and making every moment complete๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. A wonderful and wise reminder! Thank you so much – loving it!

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  8. Indeed very profound. Yes, happiness is very much within us and within our reach, but we go and search everywhere. In the end we come back and get the bliss in serenity of thoughts and when we are away from the cacophony of outside world. Also happiness is in the small things and little moments we face everyday but we look for in big things and wait for the big moment to arrive and we commit all the mistake of getting the elusive happiness in the wrong place. I get my happiness in the cup of coffee I get to drink in the morning, when I go for walk in the park and when I sit down to write and share my thoughts with lovely friends like you…it is all with us and within us, we can shift the gear which every direction we want to, rightly said so we can create heaven everyday provided we change our perspective and embrace life the way we have been gifted, it is a gift and we cannot question the type and cost of gift and we should cherish the gift not the giver and the nature…
    Dilip, thanks so much for sharing such a nice perspective on happiness, it has lifted the soul and cheers indeed…๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Binky says:

    That is very wise advice. We do waste a lot of time and energy on ultimately insignificant things.

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  10. Simona says:

    Happy weekendโค

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  11. Your blog is a beautiful place for spiritual nourishment….

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  12. chirose says:

    This is fantastic.!! Thank you for sharing๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. preeti says:

    Live in heaven in every moment which means live in present to live a happy life….nice dilip

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  14. Alok Singhal says:

    Absolutely, this has been my long-held-belief now – happiness is all within!

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  15. namitasunder says:

    Difficult it might be but not impossible….let us go on trying to make every moment beautiful…….efforts too are rewarding.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh yes you are right for living a happy and beautiful life no difficulty can ever be impossible. And true the efforts too are rewarding. Imagine how beautiful it would be if a day or a week passes by without arguments or anger. That itself would be a big reward ๐Ÿ˜€

      So lets believe that to be happy in our lives is not negotiable ๐Ÿ˜€

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  16. Wise, but always a difficult path to reside in the moment. Worth the effort! โ€“Curt

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Living in the moment is difficult but perhaps not for you Curt. Your ride across the State of Texas on a bicycle is a perfect example of being in the moment. Likewise doing any activity with passion and interest is another example of our presence in the moment.

      Thanks Curt I appreciate.
      Dilip

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  17. Hariod Brawn says:

    I do not concern myself with being happy, as happiness is only ever but a manifestation of transient feeling. Contentedness is the real prize, to my mind, though you may feel I am making pedantic distinctions. All best to you Dilip!๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Val Boyko says:

    Every morning is a choice. ๐ŸŒž

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  19. Rajagopal says:

    Choosing to be happy and progressing further by creating heaven in every moment, encapsulates it all, as life is a series of choices.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Very true Raj it is a simple exercise if only we could overcome the distractions of our mind which does not allow us to be in the moment.
      The choice is ours at every step. Thanks you and best regards.

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  20. ssbonsor says:

    Why ask on waking up? Why vote? If one is a complete man/woman he/she is ALWAYS Happy, enjoying the glories and infinite manifestations of the Lord. He sees and listens!Never perturbed! Regards and Love, Surinder

    Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:19:49 +0000 To: ssbonsor@hotmail.com

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  21. ShethP says:

    I wish it were that easy! Sometimes, you want to… And then, there are these rigid people that you encounter and nothing seems to fall into place. But, I guess it doesn’t hurt to try. Got to let go of even the tiniest bit of ego to be able to persist and keep being happy. Thanks for the reminder.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh yes try we can try we must and then it becomes easy to handle the rigid people skilfully. But ego? Ah now that can become a quest of a lifetime. And surely it’s tough because it’s seemingly an uninteresting path. Yet if we follow it with a committment even the smallest progress emanates a sweet fragrance and makes us want more and more. The best part is we don’t have to become saints or priests but experiment it in our everyday activities whether at work or in play.

      And so let’s say cheers to that ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  22. Attempt to create heaven in every moment – a nice and profound message there.๐Ÿ™‚

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