The Causes Of Suffering - The Buddha Dharma Series
This episode called the causes of suffering. and. It's part of the Buddha Dhamma series. The first noble truth describes how life has suffering running through it. And in the second truth, but it gave some of the reasons for the suffering. There's not just one cause of suffering. As is not just one course of anything. Things come into being through a series of causes and conditions. and. That is the same for US suffering. However there are three main things that causes emotional and psychological suffering. Namely the three poisons. They are clinging desire anger in aversion and unawareness. In the Dhammapada it states. The one who takes his mind from clinging desire, anger, and aversion, and unawareness is the one who enjoys real and lasting peace. Clinging desire. Not all of our desires causes suffering. Only the ones we cling to. We may have a desire to help people desire to reduce suffering or to improve ourselves. As long as we're not link into these desires, there's no problem. So desire on its own isn't the problem. The problem is I clinging and grasping these things we desire. We've wrongly believed that material things in people such as family friends and loved. Ones can make us permanently and truly happy. However, if we take the time to investigate, will find that these desires eventually lead us into a feeling of discontentment, sadness and loss. Why is that? It's because we have grown attached to the people we love or the things we own. Again there is no problem. We've loving people close to us. The suffering starts to get attached to them. Believe they will be with us forever and their thoughts and feelings for us. We'll never change. But the simply isn't the case. You can test this theory out. Think of a time when someone not very close to you died. How did you feel? I expect you express your condolences, but didn't have too much sadness. Now think of a time when a member of your family, a friend or loved I expect you would devastated and extremely upset for a long time. So what is the difference between these two deaths? Attachment. You would not attached to the first person, so you did not suffer a lot when they died. But you are attached to the second person and you're clinging. Attachment is what caused you so much suffering? We, get attached to our belongings and believe they make us happy. We think we can buy happiness. The problem with that is a design is a never ending. Once. We have something new. We start wanting something else. We never quite managed to buy the happiness. We are so desperately seeking. Because there is no happiness, inherent material things. We just project happiness onto an object and inkling and grasp at this imaginary happiness, and we eventually suffer once. The object is stolen or stops working. There's no problem in wanting things and trying to make our lives more comfortable. The problem is clinging and grasping these desires. So? Don't stop loving the people close. You were still wanting to improve your life. Believe in Buddha told us to do that, he didn't. Act Clinging this is leaders to act in certain ways such as being proud, jealous and protective. And this in turn leads to our discontentment. This is because I. clinging desires lead us into action, which in turn leads us into discontentment. It's a vicious cycle. Buddha said. From desire action follows from action. Discontentment follows. Desire Action and discontentment a like a wheel rotating endlessly. To break this cycle. We have to see that clinging grasping and getting attached to people. Material objects brings suffering. Because things are compounded and are subject to change. If we can truly embrace his point and apply it to our daily lives will be able to reduce the suffering caused by this poison. But stated humid desires are endless. It is like the thirst of a man who drinks salt water. He gets no satisfaction and his I is only increased.