In January 2009 I asked a question in the Psychology section of Yahoo Answers:
"How can I be happy when so many people are suffering?"
Some people said not to worry because I didn't cause the suffering or
that I should feel happy about helping suffering people as much as I
am able to. My favorite answer though, which I won't quote uncensored
here, flamed me asking "Are you kidding me? Are you really asking
this!?" expressing annoyance at my "lame" question. I think he might
have a point: that if I use logic and comparisons in order to decide
that I shouldn't be happy, then I become useless at forming
friendships and cultivating good mental health. I now feel liberated
from the assumption that happiness only comes at the end of the path,
whether or not I follow the bodhisattva path of liberating all beings
before entering Nirvana.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Buddhavih ... ssage/3798
With metta / dhammapal.