Alex123 wrote:tiltbillings wrote:Such wallowing would be mental illness. .
A person with right view simply cannot take any formation as sukha. So are you saying that Buddha and aryans have a mental illness? Are you saying that advanced insight stages is mental illness?
No, Tilt said that "wallowing" is mental illness. Different thing.
As Aloka points out:
Aloka wrote:I am fully aware of what the Buddha said in various suttas and I have experienced different kinds of suffering and been aware of other beings suffering too.However that doesn't mean that I can't be cheerful and need to be wallowing in fear and misery every day instead of making the best of my life. Strange that when I've had feeback and instruction from offline teachers that they've appeared to be relaxed, happy and smiling too !
That's certainly my experience with teachers, and why it's so important to have some contact with them...
As Ajahn Brahm says here:
Joy At Last To Know There Is No Happiness In The World