Friday, May 23, 2008
Another brief anecdote from His Holiness's New Jersey teachings today: toward the end of the session this afternoon, His Holiness returned to the theme of his great joy and delight at spending time together with his dharma friends. "You have made me smile," he said. "And smiling is something I usually do not do a lot of." His Holiness told the members of his audience that he will never forget the feelings of joy they have given him which brought a smile to his face. "And," he added, "if I have brought a smile to your face, I aspire that the feelings of joy and happiness you have experienced in this environment will always stay with you."