Why every moment of happiness is good

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Why every moment of happiness is good

Postby xtracorrupt » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:32 am

There is no information gathered on paranirvana therefore we cannot understand it, therefore we must believe it as neutral because it has no reason to be either good or bad. Therefore every moment of happiness is good and every moment of suffering is bad.
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Re: Why every moment of happiness is good

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:12 am

seams like a logical jump to the end without much consideration for the beginning, considering there are worldly an spiritual pleasures


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Why every moment of happiness is good

Postby xtracorrupt » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:22 am

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Re: Why every moment of happiness is good

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Re: Why every moment of happiness is good

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:39 am

In my experience, even something that feels wonderful and perfect, something that makes you immeasurably happy, something seemingly purely pleasurable, even something like that will lead to stress and suffering if it is rooted in sensual desire. Something that feels that good at the time but opposes the precepts inevitably yields stress and suffering. In my experience, the more the precepts are abandoned, the worse the stress.

And the contrast between 'good' feelings and stress can be extremely large. Don't blindly pursue happiness, measure its origin against sila. You don't want to experience the depths of Dukkha that I did after pursuing what I thought was 'good' because of how it felt.

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Re: Why every moment of happiness is good

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:44 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Why every moment of happiness is good

Postby Yana » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:18 am

Life is preparing for Death

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Re: Why every moment of happiness is good

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Re: Why every moment of happiness is good

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:51 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Why every moment of happiness is good

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