|Perplexity used to be but now it's Ellie Askew, Wisdom Quarterly's very own Dukkha Girl|
|I can "meditate" it all away.|
Even the happiness we get using time with our family and friends is pleasure by way of the senses. These things seem to be what life is for, because they feel good and bring us some satisfaction if only for a short while.
To find real and lasting happiness, we have to aim at it. Not needing to be happy is a form of real happiness, a form of contentment.
If instead we just do what is really good and really beneficial, good and beneficial results will come.
In this way, without pursuing (out of craving, grasping, and clinging) happiness on purpose, it arises naturally. We do not need to hanker or seek after anything. We need only to do actions (karma, merit) that are good and beneficial.
|When this happiness comes, it comes by itself|