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Buddhism Suffering

Does Happiness Require Suffering?

Mina Samuels | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

I don't know the answer. Not for you. Barely for me. Except that it's my life, so I'm experimenting on myself. Fine tuning the dial. Sometimes I get it wrong and I've just plain suffered and am unhappy. But other times ... make room for my joy.

I Recommend You Suffer Through This One

Dirk Hughes | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion
Dirk Hughes

We Westerners often think this is bullshit, that suffering can be neutralized by success. We think that if we can just acquire enough -- things, money, blessings, self-improvement techniques, meditation books -- we can defeat suffering in this life. Well, we're wrong.

Buddha's Orphans: We're All Connected in our Suffering

Samrat Upadhyay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Samrat Upadhyay

All of us are interconnected, what we do here has an effect over there, a good deed done here engenders a good result there, people all over the world, fundamentally, aspire to a few moments of joy in their lives of suffering.

Two Buddhist Truths for the Class of 2010

Varun Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

Awakening the Buddha within is possible through the realization of two fundamental truths -- the truth of impermanence and the truth of interconnectedness.

Rethinking Perfection

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As a perfectionist, you think of perfection as a state. As you clean your kitchen or your car or your desk, you fantasize about preserving the state of perfection that you have accomplished.

How Suffering Got A Bad Name

Phillip Moffitt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Phillip Moffitt

In my role as a Buddhist meditation teacher, I've observed a phenomenon that I call the "stigma of suffering syndrome" among many beginning students. ...