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Everyone is looking for happiness, and everyone is looking for happiness differently, but behind that happiness is what is worth mentioning. There are people who think they are happy, but they do not expect that there is sin and suffering behind them.

Each type of happiness has its pros and cons:

– Love between a man and a woman is happiness and behind love is marriage, but marriage and family life is too hard, touching, all kinds of responsibilities weigh on the shoulders. So behind the love, marriage is precarious, tired, unsustainable.

– Some people think that having a lot of money is happiness, but there are many things that money can’t buy. For example, money can buy medicine, a house, but not health, a home, and behind money is a burden, pain, separation, hatred, and death. It takes a very moral, very intelligent person to properly handle the money in their hands. Money is not happiness but a means, a danger.

– Some people like power, think it’s happiness, but never expected that behind power is much more terrible than behind money, it’s tricks, intrigues, cruelty, calculations, etc… And when achieved power only to realize, they have touched the door of the devil. According to common sense, a person who can command others is considered happy. It is really just an illusion, the pleasure of the ego. And happiness is when we obey others, without any resistance. But when there are many people with the same desire, it will lead to clashes, conflicts, fighting each other to gain power, so people harm each other mercilessly. Very few people have power in their hands and still take care of life and people. As for the Noble Ones, they can stand above power but do not take care of themselves, only care about others.

Life is all about getting what you want…

A Buddhist disciple seeks happiness through cultivation, enlightenment, liberation, compassion, love, and kindness. And this happiness is permanent, happiness follows one another if we practice the right way.

– Some people think that beauty is happiness, in fact, behind the sharp and salty beauty is a disaster, the bait of lust.

– Some people think that happiness is eating, drinking, smoking, gambling, but after that, it doesn’t take long for the money to run out, but the addiction is still there, which can lead to prison. Therefore, when we pursue to satisfy the pleasures of the world, only to run out of blessings, run out of money, but the addiction remains, that is suffering.

Therefore, we look to the back of happiness to teach our children and grandchildren, remind friends, and advise our colleagues about a life philosophy “When we wish for something, look behind it”.

The aspects that when we get the happiness are sustainable, they are:

– The practice. Cultivation is sometimes thought to be suffering because of touching ego But when it’s over, we look back and see the moments of fighting with our habits, with our habits of happiness, peace, and wisdom. Whether the world is happy or miserable depends on our mind. When entering the spiritual life, too, we have to give up worldly joys, keep the precepts, but until we achieve inner peace, every step we take is happiness and peace. So happiness in the religion is simple, simple but extremely sublime.

– Meditation is happiness, but the initial practice is a very difficult challenge when fighting with pain, with delusions, with drowsiness. However, one day, the predestined blessings will be enough, if the mind is settled, we will find happiness here, the shore is here, the truth is here. The mind suddenly changes, from now on, the faith in the Buddhadharma is absolute and never changes. To get that result we have to practice for many years. The feeling of an achiever Meditation there is nothing to describe, as Buddhists we try to practice Zen even though it is difficult to practice Zen, but we just go to overcome that difficulty, without fear. If we follow the Buddha, we must go through that meditative path.

– Living in this world has many things in common with everyday life, but we prefer our own, it is because of that particular thing that we suffer. And those who understand life consider everything in common, so there is a saying:

“In life, everything is common”

more than one heroic voice”.

We live so that we do not see anything of our own, that is to know how to cultivate, to be worthy of being a disciple of the Buddha. Those who often remind themselves of the saying “In life everything is shared”, the mind begins to open, from now on, we live with everyone who is loving, harmonious, kind, sharing and helping, no longer being selfish, and Behind that selfless life is lasting happiness. Right when we love and help people, we feel our heart is filled with joy. On the contrary, people who prefer to live privately are behind suffering, bitterness, and loneliness.

In short, everyone is looking for happiness, and everyone is looking for happiness differently, but behind that happiness is what is worth mentioning. There are people who think they are happy, but they do not expect that there is sin and suffering behind them. The Buddha’s disciples seek happiness through cultivation, enlightenment, liberation, compassion, love, and kindness. And this happiness is permanent, happiness follows one another if we practice the right way.

TT. Like Chan Quang

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