What is true joy in life?
This is a difficult question—and one that has occupied a great many thinkers and philosophers. Joy can quickly give way to suffering. Joy is short and suffering long. Also what passes for joy in todays society is often superficial. It cannot compare with the joy derived from the wisdom and understanding of this life fully.
The key then lies in cultivating a state of mind where we can declare without reservation that life itself is a joy. This is the purpose of our Buddhist practice.
Peace and Love, Jim