to most. Let us teach people to seek and to find real joy within themselves
and to rejoice with the joy of others! Let us teach them to unfold their joy
to ever sublimer heights! Noble and sublime joy is not foreign to the Teach-
ing of the Enlightened One. Wrongly, the Buddha’s Teaching is sometimes
considered to be a doctrine diffusing melancholy. Far from it: the Dham-
ma leads step by step to an ever purer and loftier happiness.