September 15, 2004


Some joyfulness:

The next article by Tulku Thondup seems to be about suffering, but suffering is what stops joy. When you get to the part on the nature of mind, its pure joy. I hope you also see the very common teaching of the Theraveda, Mahayana and Vajrayana levels of learning.

Job 38:7
while the morning stars sang together and all the angels [ 38:7 Hebrew [ the sons of God ] ] shouted for joy?

New Testament Joy search is amazing...hope you enjoy from New International Version (NIV)

Matthew 2:10
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
(Whole Chapter: Matthew 2 In context: Matthew 2:9-11)

Matthew 13:20
The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.
(Whole Chapter: Matthew 13 In context: Matthew 13:19-21)

Matthew 13:44
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
(Whole Chapter: Matthew 13 In context: Matthew 13:43-45)

Matthew 28:8
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
(Whole Chapter: Matthew 28 In context: Matthew 28:7-9)

Mark 4:16
Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.
(Whole Chapter: Mark 4 In context: Mark 4:15-17)

Luke 1:14
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,
(Whole Chapter: Luke 1 In context: Luke 1:13-15)

Luke 1:44
As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
(Whole Chapter: Luke 1 In context: Luke 1:43-45)

Luke 1:58
Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
(Whole Chapter: Luke 1 In context: Luke 1:57-59)

Luke 2:10
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
(Whole Chapter: Luke 2 In context: Luke 2:9-11)

Luke 6:23
"Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
(Whole Chapter: Luke 6 In context: Luke 6:22-24)

Luke 8:13
Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.
(Whole Chapter: Luke 8 In context: Luke 8:12-14)

Luke 10:17
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
(Whole Chapter: Luke 10 In context: Luke 10:16-18)

Luke 10:21
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
(Whole Chapter: Luke 10 In context: Luke 10:20-22)

Luke 15:5
And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders
(Whole Chapter: Luke 15 In context: Luke 15:4-6)

Luke 19:37
When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
(Whole Chapter: Luke 19 In context: Luke 19:36-38)

Luke 24:41
And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"
(Whole Chapter: Luke 24 In context: Luke 24:40-42)

Luke 24:52
Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
(Whole Chapter: Luke 24 In context: Luke 24:51-53)

John 3:29
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
(Whole Chapter: John 3 In context: John 3:28-30)

John 5:35
John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
(Whole Chapter: John 5 In context: John 5:34-36)

John 15:11
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
(Whole Chapter: John 15 In context: John 15:10-12)

John 16:17
Some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by saying, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"
(Whole Chapter: John 16 In context: John 16:16-18)

John 16:20
I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.
(Whole Chapter: John 16 In context: John 16:19-21)

John 16:21
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
(Whole Chapter: John 16 In context: John 16:20-22)

John 16:22
So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
(Whole Chapter: John 16 In context: John 16:21-23)

John 16:24
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
(Whole Chapter: John 16 In context: John 16:23-25)