Importance Of Happiness In Buddhist Perspectives

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Happiness in Buddhist Perspectives Natthi rāgasamo aggi, natthi dosasamo kali; Natthi khandhasamā dukkhā, natthi santiparaṃ sukhaṃ. There is no fire like lust, No crime like hate. There is no ill like the body, No bliss higher than Peace (Nibbāna). The Buddha taught that happiness is one of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. But what is happiness? Dictionaries say happiness is a range of emotions, from contentment to joy. We might think of happiness as an ephemeral thing that floats in and out of our lives, or as our life's essential goal, or as just the opposite of "sadness."One word for "happiness" from the early Pali texts is piti, which is a deep tranquility or rapture. In order to understand the Buddha's teachings on happiness, it's…show more content…
This can be very unhelpful if one is trying to calm and clarify the mind. For these reasons, the Buddha advocated a careful but realistic attitude towards pleasure. He advised us to `see the satisfaction in sense pleasures, the danger of them and the escape from them' and to develop a healthy means between sensual indulgence and extreme asceticism. The Buddha also encouraged us to see that there is a higher and more refined pleasure than that produced by the stimulation of the senses. He said: `If a person were to say ß this is the highest pleasure and happiness beings can experience I would disagree with him'. He then proceeded to describe the joy and happiness one can experience through the peace and stillness of…show more content…
Happiness as we have comfortable things 3. Happiness as we receive the elegance and 4. Happiness as we have the peacefulness Happiness as we are having fun, it associates with the contact the sense-doors, that is to say, eyes for visual contact, ears for hearing contact, nose for nasal contact , tongue for the sense of taste contact , body for bodily contact and mind for mental contact. And you may feel happy or unhappy depend on the object that you have contact with. Happiness as we have comfortable things, it calls for money for buying things to pamper oneself. Happiness as we receive the elegance, some people will be happy, he or she relies on others to admire. They want people to praise when they do any work. Happiness as we have the peacefulness, it is a pleasure without rely on external things. It is called the peaceful of mind. When we are having fun, comfortable and elegance (being recognized), all of that happiness needs the external factors to support, but the peaceful of mind can be found by ourselves, it needs no any objects to support. The happiness that is cultivated by yourselves; it is better than the happiness depends on others or something else. Like self-breathing, it is better to breathe by using a
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