Unhappy Life Essay

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Life Stinks?
     To better oneself, the only human condition that continues to appear no matter who you look at in most modern civilization. The process in which people better them self is they base their condition on the amount of material things that you have. This not only a bad way to judge ones importance it is the exact way of how to judge ones unhappiness or unsatisfactoryness with ones current life. People spend their entire life trying to better them self and with each accomplishment is met with the same problem as before, “I am still not happy.” The void that people feel inside, like they are not complete, cant be filled with materialistic things. This longing that is
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If a person was truly happy they would not have to by things thy could live in poverty and have no problem with it cause inside they are truly happy.
     He second of the nobles truth deals with that we cause our own suffering. When a person grasp on to things like a car or the house. We cling so tightly to it and when it doesn’t satisfy sit brings a deeper sense of unhappiness. How does this happen? It can be easiest explained by using the Buddhist concept of the dependant arising. Dependant arising I a concept that nothing is permanent and that everything is in change. Things are only able to bring happiness if it is everlasting. It is not said that there is nothing cause things are not permanent things. This is the concept of dependant arising. We and all things are real they are not permanent. People are two dependently arisen things. Though we are the most complex of these. The best analogy is used in “The questions of king Milinda. Where Nagasena and Milind are talking about What is a chariot in the end they realize that its components like the axel, the body, the reins are not the chariot. It is all the parts put together that make the chariot. There is no permanent chariot, if you take apart the chariot here are only the parts and no chariot. This is why when people grasp on to thing it causes suffering. Because things like cars and houses are not permanent they merely are pieces put together. Remember only permanent things can give

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