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So Buddhism says a lot of things. One is that unhappiness is caused by "craving" i.e. by wanting things to be other than as they are (or by wanting impermanent things to continue) Another is that unhappiness is caused by various types of "self-view", for example, "I will die" or "I cannot have what I want" etc. One aspect of "self-view" is "comparison" -- ...


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35 years old is young. The Buddha attained enlightenment at 35 years old and lived teaching others the path to enlightenment for the next 45 years. The Buddha passed away at 80 years old. Also, most if not all of the Buddha's famous enlightened disciples, such as Kondanna, Maha Kassapa, Sariputta and Maha Moggallana, were older than the Buddha therefore ...


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Restore yourself with Metta. I'm also at your age, in the same situation, thinking about how to regain my youth. Metta meditation gave me an understanding of this particular issue. In our youth, we had a much better positive attitude toward all human beings. There was much less negativity in our life. This was the cause of our beautiful life in your youth! ...


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Reeel. Would you call all that’s brought you to this personal realisation a ‘wasted youth?’ What an opportunity it has handed you. Best wishes


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There is no such thing as personal continuity, apart from new arisings of a similar delusions about 'self'. 'Re-birth' is merely the re-arising of another delusion of 'self'. Since not all Buddhists are enlightened, naturally all Buddhists do not agree on a single explanation. For example, the self 'Lazy Lubber' considers them 'self' to be today is not the ...


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