“The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.” -J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
“I’m going to need all of you. Put your embarrassment in a box and set that box on fire, when I clap you clap.” -John Kolvenbach, Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight
“We know the sound of two hands clapping. But what is the sound of one hand clapping?
Well, that’s entirely up to you.
Hint: Don’t worry about coming up with an answer. Just sit with it for a while. Like all koans, allow it to break through your logical thought and reasoning, both of which are responsible for attachment and subsequent suffering.