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Why does life suck ?and how to overcome suffering? (According to Buddhism)

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@GreenWoods Happiness is internal as it’s not the object itself that brings happiness, it is our perception of it. Two people could be presented with the same thing and react completely differently. It’s also internal as happiness is an emotion. There would be no happiness if the person was not there to experience it.

internal is vital,sometimes you can’t force your happiness cuz you feel empty inside,even you work hard to create it. And sometimes you will feel happy even without trying hard. So,internal happiness is the determinant of external happiness.

 

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On 6/26/2022 at 4:25 AM, Someone here said:

@GreenWoods Happiness is internal as it’s not the object itself that brings happiness, it is our perception of it.

Again, both matter.

The object itself matters, and your perception of it.

If it is guaranteed that your mental strength is higher then the environmental strength. Then yes, your happiness will primarily depend on your perception. 

But this is not realistic. 

In our local reality you need to take care of both the mental/internal/spiritual and the environmental/outside/wordly.

On 6/26/2022 at 4:25 AM, Someone here said:

. It’s also internal as happiness is an emotion. There would be no happiness if the person was not there to experience it.

Just because something is internal doesn't mean that the cause can't be external.

On 6/26/2022 at 4:25 AM, Someone here said:

And sometimes you will feel happy even without trying hard.

But this is partially dependent on your environment. If you're tortured you won't spontaneously feel this kind of effortless happiness. 

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@GreenWoods Since happiness is a state of mind, then the source of happiness must lie within the mind and not in external circumstances. Outer things do not make us happy; they only provide temporary distraction from our inner unhappiness.


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7 minutes ago, Someone here said:

@GreenWoods Since happiness is a state of mind, then the source of happiness must lie within the mind and not in external circumstances.

Why?

Just because something is a state of mind doesn't mean it can't have a cause outside the mind.

External things obviously have an effect on the state of mind. For example heroin leads to joy. Torture leads to suffering.

And that's always the case (in our reality), unless the internal strength (your mind) is greater than the external strength (heroin or torture). 

9 minutes ago, Someone here said:

. Outer things do not make us happy; they only provide temporary distraction from our inner unhappiness.

There is truth to that.

But likewise, there is also truth to this:

"Inner things (acceptance, peacful mind...) do not make us happy; they only provide temporary distraction from our outer unhappiness "

 

Just combine these 2 partial truths and you end up with a bigger picture of happiness.

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@GreenWoods

We are going in circles.  This isn't gonna lead anywhere.  I guess different people have different paths in life .:)


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Happiness is a state of mind, only when you can control your mind. 

For example, you get bitten badly by a king Cobra. The pain is hijacking your mind with pain from the pain receptors. Your lungs can't breathe because of the neurotoxins. Try mind over body.

Also, if your body got cut by a machine. Just try mind over body.

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2 hours ago, Someone here said:

@GreenWoods

We are going in circles.  This isn't gonna lead anywhere.  I guess different people have different paths in life .:)

👍

 

1 hour ago, hyruga said:

Happiness is a state of mind, only when you can control your mind. 

For example, you get bitten badly by a king Cobra. The pain is hijacking your mind with pain from the pain receptors. Your lungs can't breathe because of the neurotoxins. Try mind over body.

Also, if your body got cut by a machine. Just try mind over body.

Exactly!

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On 23/6/2022 at 7:20, Someone here said:

I did give a solution.  You suffer because you desire endlessly. The solution then is to drop desire and to accept reality unconditionally. It doesn't get any simpler and clearer than this .

On 22/6/2022 at 15:43, Someone here said:

 

the only way to be happy is to be detached from yourself, and the only way to achieve that detachment, at least in part, is to realize your unreality as an individual and that the reality is that you are god, permanent, total. if you don't realize this, it's being an idiot to be happy. the logical thing is to be scared, worried about death, about physical decline, about the thousands of possibilities that a misfortune, of an illness, will happen to you. always alert, anxious

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