i need some help understanding something. it has occured to me that "happiness" seems to discouraged in buddhism. i keep reading things along the line of "happiness leads to craving which leads to suffering, so happiness, then, is just another craving (no different than greed, lust, etc..) to be eradicated."
i am assuming i am just misunderstanding something, because it just seems wrong-headed to think that "being happy" is something to be avoided. any thoughts?