January 28, 2012

The Buddha, Freedom from Suffering and Mind Training

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:28 am by aleksan

A wie man from the East (Buddha) analysed the causes of suffering and concluded that it is, in the main, due to us wanting what we can not have (e.g. youth, health, peace) or not wanting what we have got to have (e.g. ageing, illness death) – his solution was mind training so that we learn firstly to see things in their true perspective, and secondly so that we can live in the present not regretting the past or fearing the future. But it may take many years in a Buddhist Community to begin on this path and many lifetimes to become free of harmful cycles and freedom from suffering – unless anyone knows a quicker way?

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