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Is everything Suffering?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Postby bodom » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:17 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Postby santa100 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:29 pm

Now remember that defining dukkha as just "painful feeling" is an extremely narrow definition. That's why I did not ask whether the eye is subjected to "painful feeling", but whether it's subjected to "dukkha".

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Postby chownah » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:37 am

Suffering is a fabrication.....is arises when conditions are right for it to arise.....it does not arise when conditions are not right for it to arise.
Suffering is one of the fabricated things that make up The All. There are many other fabrications as well. So...Is everything Suffering? (the title to this thread)....seems like suffering is just one of many fabrications so I guess not....another fabrication is "non-suffering"....is "non-suffering" suffering?
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Postby DarwidHalim » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:47 am

I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Re: Is everything Suffering?

Postby BuddhaKurt » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:29 pm

"Suffering" as taught by The Buddha referred to people. Everything can't be suffering if suffering is a human state of mind. People suffer when their minds are not free. When thoughts are not free to come and go, and there is clinging, then there is suffering. When thinking of the past or of the future, and not living in the present moment, there is suffering. If you suddenly lost your memory, and was only able to focus on the here and now, would there be suffering?

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Postby Ben » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:23 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Is everything Suffering?

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."


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