Sometimes I’m so busy that I feel guilty about taking rest or finding pleasure in quiet moments by myself. 以閑為楽 means, to find pleasure in leisure, or to find pleasure in a quiet place removed from the concerns of the world. On the surface it seems obvious that we should find joy in leisure time, but I find the statement to be a personal challenge from the universe to wake up to the joys of life all around us, even when we are totally stressed out.
What is the meaning of the Buddhadharma? The cyprus tree in the yard.
—Book of Serenity, Case 47