aka craving, aversion, and ignorance
(positive)craving-passion, hunger, thirst for what is pleasant,
and seeking the causes of happiness
(negative)aversion-hatred for what is unpleasant, i.e. dukkha or suffering,
and severing oneself from its causes (e.g. sadists)
enlightenment, lasting happiness and contentment, nirvana
from right thoughts, words, and deeds
or just deeds (your thoughts and words are themselves actions), as is your job/career
with a view toward loving-kindness and compassion
(actions are karma...what comes around goes around)
i.e. helping others overcome suffering and find happiness
and knowing (from experience or instruction or meditation) what the causes of suffering are, and also what the causes of happiness are (what floats your boat, and also extinguishing gh&d)
buddhism is itself conditioned by attachment to peace, tranquility, wisdom, discernment, equanimity
(all part of Happiness)
although there are different strokes for different folks...
Personally, I don't buy the whole package.
I don't believe in rebirth/reincarnation (except as hypnosis for the cyclical nature of days and years...we can be reborn, psychologically. Even if you don't believe in the christian born again business. You can always start fresh, or as led zeppelin says, there's still time to change the road your on) Tomorrow is...another day!
Also, I'm skeptical of the reality of karma. Things can be random. Good things happen to less deserving people, and bad things happen to good people.
speaking of boats, Buddha said the tears from suffering in our past lives is greater than all the water of all the oceans..
and that cruise ship just went down off the coast of Italy
and people get dunked in rivers in the symbolism of being born again
we are mostly water..
severing yourself from attachments (rather than relying on good relationships, or money, or things, like food/drink or "toys" i.e. computers, cars, books, music) is the only sure way to avoid the suffering that comes with their inevitable impermanence), but don't deny yourself simple pleasures! Create your own world! Be happy!
We are just blips in eternity, bubbles that pop in the froth of reality, all of us destined to cease/die, and decay back into the matter that is the food we eat, that comprises us, without consciousness or afterlife.
We are 99.999999999999% empty, already. And we were dead for an eternity before we were conceived and will be dead for another eternity after. Enjoy your substance and fleeting time. Be glad you're alive.
My philosophy is a bit different from buddism & other religions.
Am I creating a new religion, like L Ron Hubbard? jessology
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