Here are your Happiness Mantras which you can contemplate for a week. This practice will lead you to deeper inner silence. If continued for 52 weeks, you awaken the Buddha within.
Quieten your mind. Reflect. Watch. Try to quieten your mind, reflect, watch, and see yourself what happens: freedom, bliss, truth, wisdom, innocence, purity…
Do not turn away what is given you, nor reach away what is given to others, lest you disturb your quietness.
O slave of desire, float upon the steam. Little spider, stick to your web, or else abandon your sorrows for the way.
In all things, be a master of what you do and what you say and think. Be free.
And wisdom is sweet, and freedom. If you are authentic, if you are compassionate, if you are meditative, then if there is a God he will come to you; you need not go in search for him.
It is sweet to live arduously, and to master yourself.
See what is. See what is not. Follow the true way.
If you cannot quieten yourself, what will you ever learn? How will you become free?
Do what you have to do resolutely, with all your heart. The traveler who hesitates only raises dust on the road.
Zazen means just sitting doing nothing. The first thing to do is learn sitting, a deep restfulness. Become a pool of rest, not even ripples of desire, going nowhere, no ambition—not even for God, not even for nirvana.