Buddhist Viewpoint of Real Happiness - Buddhism, Philosophy, and Khmer Literature


Buddhism, Philosophy, and Khmer Literature

The teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely at liberating sentient beings from suffering. The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are core to Buddhism are: The Three Universal Truths; The Four Noble Truths; and The Noble Eightfold Path.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Buddhist Viewpoint of Real Happiness

Man ever seeks for happiness. He generally thinks that the satisfaction of sense-desire is happiness in life. He is always looking for and hankering after sensual pleasures. He supposes all of these are certainly conducive to their happy lives, genuine peace and real happiness. 
He is happy when he sees beautiful forms, hears sweet sounds, smells fragrant scents, tastes delicious foods, touches pleasant objects and thinks of fascinating ideas. For these reasons, he is constantly craving for something more due to their discontents in the enjoyment of sensual pleasures.
As a matter of fact, man’s desire or craving is insatiable and unlimited. Blinded by, he is always chasing after wealth, name and pleasures. At that time, his mind is so full of worry, grief, despair and pain when he cannot get what he likes and expects. So he cannot attain mental peace and happiness, but just a momentary and imaginary happy feeling.
If you want to be really happy in your life, you must at least become a Sotapannā Ariya. It is rather hard for an ordinary worldling to attain real happiness.

Happiness is indeed concerned mainly with mentality. The technique in the Buddha’s teaching is rather simple, no need to search in a far away place, but discover it only within your body and mind through Insight meditation. It can be practised in any posture, anytime, anywhere. Whatever we do we have to be mindful, then we will see the mind and matter as they really are. They appear to be permanent, desirable and substantial but actually they are not.
If we deeply understand it, we will be able to accept things as they come to us just in the present moment. So our mind will be free from evil thoughts, impure and finally we will surely attain Magga, Phala and Nibbāna.
“Don’t be sorry for the past.
Don’t worry about the future too,
But if you can keep your mind attentive,
Concentrating just on the present,
Your mind will be free from impurities.
And so you will be really happy.”

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