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Chapter 10: Every Buddha Enriches the Universe

So what? If it is imagination, let it be an imagination. Enjoy it. Delight in it. And always remember that the criterion of the true is delight, celebration - there exists no other criterion of truth for me. A thing that gives you peace, a thing that gives you bliss, is real. Anything that gives you pain, that makes you suffer, is unreal. That is the only criterion, there is no other criterion.

So if you are feeling happy, don’t get disturbed by the mind. The mind is a great poisoner, it immediately creates the suspicion that there is something wrong. “You - and happy? Impossible!” the mind says to you, “it must be unreal.”

You have lived in so much suffering for so long that suffering seems to be real. When you are in suffering there is no doubt about it, you take it for granted, it is real. When you feel blissful immediately the suspicion arises: You and happy? Impossible. Something has gone wrong somewhere.

Enough for today?