|We seek peak experiences and neglect our long-term happiness and bliss (Urban Mystix).|
|The amazing thing is that I can choose to be happy. Don't need a reason. It's a choice.|
|Wearing a sari, Taj Mahal, India (JaumesCar)|
197. Happy indeed we [the ennobled Buddhist community] live, friendly amid the hostile. Amid hostile persons we dwell free from hatred.
- *[Note 17: (Verse 202) Aggregates (khandha), the five groups the "living being" can be analyzed or broken down into, which the Buddha saw directly: material form (this body), feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousnesses.]
|Chandrashila summit, India (Jaume Escofet)|
205. Having savored the taste of solitude and peace (of nirvana), pain-free and stainless one becomes, drinking deep the taste of the bliss of the [ultimate] Truth.
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