Buddhist view of happiness


The very word Buddha has great nobility. The world gets to hear the word Buddha for a very short time. But many people talk about Buddhism only as a religion that teaches pessimism. There are many western scholars and old people who say that pessimism suppresses the individual's abilities and thereby makes the person physically and mentally neutral and isolated, and therefore Buddhism is not for enjoying life but for experiencing it.


But to someone who has a proper understanding of Buddhism or a philosopher who embraces the Buddha's time with faith, it first appears that Buddhism teaches us to live life, not to live it.


The human mind is left full of unlimited desires. Because of those desires, the mind goes on a non-stop journey after that. chasing These desires rooted in the heart control man and this whole world made of man. A mind full of unlimited desires is never happy with what it gets.. That's why it pursues more and more desires. The interaction between mind and thought is by nature designed to pursue unsatisfying goals.


Many religions in the world encourage the individual to pursue unsatisfying goals. But Buddhism, which has changed from it, tells us to saturate unsatisfied goals. So think for a while whether you want to live in the unsatisfactory nature of life or get rid of it and make your heart and soul in a state of contentment and comfort ?


According to the three signs of Buddhism, all the sanskara dharmas of the world are perishable. That is, it is not impermanent or impermanent, and people are saddened by the changes caused by that impermanence, and if everything is impermanent, there is nothing in the world that has an immortal existence, which is known as the permanent self that exists as I am, mine. Buddhism is soulless because it has no soul. (that is, the world is based on sorrow). If there is an impersonal religion in the world, it is only the philosophy of Tathagata Sambuddha.


That is why Buddhism is the religion of intellectuals, which is loved by wise people and provides space for intelligent exploration. However, many people have a problem as to whether Buddhism, which says that the world is based on suffering, can add beauty to life.


Beauty is beauty. Although everything is impermanent, Buddhism accepts that there is temporary happiness in the human world and the world of gods.. There is no obstacle in Buddhism to enjoy that temporary happiness until one attains Nirvana. When talking about pleasure here, a question that has arisen for many people is the question of what place is given to sexual pleasure in Buddhism.


In Buddhism, it is mentioned that there is no fault in maintaining a husband and wife relationship without committing adultery. But when those boundaries are broken, it is also mentioned in Buddhism that they get rewards. This is also why dangerous diseases like AIDS occur. Lord Buddha has shown very well how to live a happy family life in the Sigalovada Sutra. A family is a community. Where there is a partnership, there is bound to be trouble.But how to live a family life without any problems and how to make life more pleasant and beautiful through it has been clearly shown in Buddhism.


But in life, Buddhism shows that higher happiness can be obtained through niramisa than samisa. If a person lives a lay life, Buddhism teaches how to find peace in life while practising religious rituals. In Samisa healing there is grasping, but in Niramisa healing there is piercing without grasping. If we are not focused on something, even if that thing is far from us, our heart will not feel sad or pained.


That's why those who enjoy niramisa happiness get higher happiness than those who enjoy samisa happiness. Finally, while talking about aesthetic pleasure and Buddhism, I will quote a saying of Sappaka Maharahanta. "The Ajakarani river pleases my heart when the frightened cranes spread their white wings and fly to the shelter when they see the rain clouds." When you consider it like this, it is up to you to conclude whether Buddhism exists to live life or to live.


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