What is true joy in life? This is a difficult question to answer, and one that has occupied the time of a great many thinkers and philosophers.
Joy is transitory and can quickly give way to suffering. Joy is often short and suffering often long.
Also, what passes for joy in society is superficial. It cannot compare with the joy derived from the Mystic Law. The key therefore, 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.
~ Daisaku Ikeda