With the word “suffering” at their heart, the Four Noble Truths sound to many of us like nonsense.
Originally posted on Peace Paul's Blog:
The first noble truth of Buddhism, which is often translated simply as suffering, actually has a richer meaning. It conveys a sense of bitterness, of unsatisfactoriness, of incompleteness. The Buddha was realistic. He did not deny the existence of happiness in our daily lives. Life is filled with…
When the unthinkable happens, people go to great lengths to explain it in a way that fits their belief system.