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The answer to your question is at the center of the Four Noble Truth. Life is pain, no matter what you do. Birth is pain, death is pain, and sustaining our way of life is painful. The cause of pain is attachment and expecatation from who you think you are or whom you expect to become. Letting go of who you are or who you think you should be, is the way to ...


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Buddhism largely follows a similar format to the one you provided, but one is encouraged to 'figure things out for themselves' rather than blindly following a leader like a duckling follows its mother. Encouraging this autonomy empowers a person to see in their own direct experience how they create their future circumstances. "He abused me, he struck ...


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Justice vs. Skillfulness might help good householder, if reading with proper attention. And one would also have feets to walk on. Not all needs to be taken when there are skilful ways to step aside. Of course ill-will is an obstacle to go on, yet a wise would/could remove it from the exit path. Knowing that what ever build up would get swept away, in this or ...


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When a tsunami destroys our house, there is hardship. And anger does not help. When oppressive laws destroy our peace, there is hardship. And anger does not help. Hardship opens the door to massive sorrow at the loss of kinder times. But anger and resentment only lead to different sorrows. The Buddha teaches us to kill our anger and give up resentment. SN1....


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In Buddhism, We follow Maitri Bavhana (Meditation). This is the best place to start. Regardess the religion we can do this. There is a variation which my uncle recommended me to try out and as per my personal experience. It works out great. In Maitri Bavhana we Feel metta for yourself Feel metta for your parents, teachers, animals, friends around you In ...


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