What is True Happiness?

Update: 21/03/2015
Usually we give wishes to each other when a married couple has just given birth a baby. In term of this aspect, it is a morals happiness of human.
 

What is True Happiness?

 

However, suffering much less happiness, the only\r\nbirth is a self of four sufferings â€“ birth, age,\r\ndisease, death, therefore, Buddha’s Dharma recommend that we should not\r\ntake the pain as pleasure. However, suffering much less happiness,\r\nthe only birth is a self of four sufferings â€“\r\nbirth, age, disease, death, therefore, Buddha’s Dharma recommend that we\r\nshould not take the pain as pleasure.

\r\n\r\n

Cycles of a sentient being who is born,\r\ngrows up and grows older, has illness and die, are listed\r\nfour sufferings by the Buddha. In particular, old age, sickness and death are\r\neasily recognizable and understandable suffering, but if you say birth\r\nis grief, in which the majorities do not agree to\r\nit because it is quite difficult to understand.

\r\n\r\n

A baby often does not remember their status when\r\nbeing born, it is hard to find their status is happy or miserable at\r\nthat time.However, we can envisage that a newborn\r\nbaby's skin is very soft and slick, when it\r\nis separated from the mother's womb and then is\r\nsuddenly changed from abdominal environment - to\r\nnatural environment â€“certainly the child would\r\nfeel uncomfortable, and painful. Perhaps it s too\r\nuncomfortable because of the thermal shock due to the change of the\r\nenvironment, which each baby is born with crying, but everyone is\r\nexcited because there is a new being was born! With a mother\r\nherself, her childbirth is probably also not\r\nan affluent comfortable, relaxed state. Many mothers also said that\r\nthe pain in giving a childbirth is distressing, painful condition.\r\nThus, the old saying is named the birth as the day of â€œmother's\r\naccident”. After the childbirth, the pain is gradually\r\nreduced since the child is the greatest\r\nconsolation from the mother, she considers her mission\r\nwas a prickly challenge, which has been overcome; as a\r\nresult she finds naturally refreshing. But in fact it was just a\r\ndeceived feeling because the mother has just gone through a terrible\r\npain,  now just get it back to normal sensation; eventually she\r\nfind that has attained her happiness, not from the\r\nfeeling of happiness any condition outside. From that view, we\r\ncan see that the "baby birth" is suffering, a\r\nreal anguish hich is not happy as people thought.

\r\n\r\n

Birth was agony; adult grappling with living wouldn't\r\nhave much better. If there were, then that's just a satisfaction of a few\r\nthings in your five desires, as satiating the look of eyes,\r\nthe sweet sound for both ears, and scent of nose, taste of mouth\r\nand comfortable feeling of the body. Five senses always require objects to\r\nsatisfy respectively as the eye enjoying beautiful scenery, ears listening\r\nto melody, nose suitable for smelling the fragrance,\r\ntongue for delicious tastes, body experiencing in comfort. In\r\naddition, people often feel happy when talking to someone who has same\r\naffection with them or they invent something new;\r\nrelating them to feeling successful. All things belong to the\r\nsense of psychology, belongs to"sensual\r\npleasures"(pleasure when desires are satisfied).

\r\n\r\n

All pleasure in the realm\r\nof desire contains distressed germ, which is called\r\n(Sorrow in happiness) but they often do not know the\r\nelement of sorrow in happiness. For example, that when you see a\r\nbeautiful girl as an angels displaying in your eyes will make\r\nyou happy. But if at any time beside you are\r\nhandsome boys or beautiful girls, you will feel normal, no\r\nmore joy. The contentment is like the\r\nbeauty. When the beauty is seen in\r\na million time, the feeling is not like the\r\none of the first time, but it gradually reduces, and appears likely\r\nto be other normal things.

\r\n\r\n

 All pleasures are temporary, impermanent and they\r\nwill pass quickly. In term of feeling, it is seen to\r\nbe real, but it is just an illusion, which itself is a\r\nsuffering. The pleasures of the five desires in this life (wealth, beauty,\r\nreputation, diet, sleeping or laziness) imply the suffering, in other\r\nwords, when a person who perceived the joy and happiness did\r\nknow how to suffer before, because happiness and pain are relatively.

\r\n\r\n

Actually it is not true that there is nothing\r\nhappy in life because there is a happiness without pain of sensual\r\npleasures, a "Dhyana and Samadhi” (happy meditation). The happy\r\nmeditation is more fun, more intense sensual or pleasure. It escapes\r\nfrom the constraints of appearance, especially free from physical\r\npain, without confusion, for it would naturally have\r\nfeeling of bliss. When it will reach a state of "unscathed"\r\nin meditation, you will be very happy, but after the post-meditation, the\r\nbody is encumbered by whirls of sorest suffering. Thus,\r\neven the joy of meditation can not be sustained in this life.

\r\n\r\n

 The genuine happiness is a pleasure\r\nof enlightenment which may be due to\r\nthelong practice without any sorrow, any burden in\r\nmind, which is absolutely the version happiness, the\r\none that we pursue.

\r\n\r\n

Translated into English by Nguyen Xuan Tich.

Related News

No distinguishing
26/04/2022
Who shoots that arrow?
03/04/2022
The Meaning of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva’s Commemoration.
24/03/2022
VIEWING THE FADED PERMANENCE
27/12/2021
The story of a female rower taking a monk crossing the river
24/10/2021