一種能獲得永恆快樂的修行

5 January
如果你回顧佛陀的生平事蹟,很明顯,他可以擁有、並且也確實曾擁有他可以從俗世中渴望的所有東西。但透過觀察,他看到的是無論他所感受到或經歷過的,就算是多麼愉快或滿意,這些都是短暫的。佛陀看到情感的快樂,並非我們最終的目的,甚至追求這種經歷是不重要的。因此,他離開了那種生活方式,去尋找長久、永恆不變的的東西。這就是佛子們如法追隨佛陀的修行足印,一種能獲得永恆快樂的修行。
If you look at Buddha’s life story, it is clear that he could have had, and indeed he did have, everything he could wish for from worldly life. But after examining it, he could see that – no matter how pleasant or satisfactory a feeling or situation he was experiencing – these were all temporary. He saw that it was not the ultimate goal or priority to attain this type of experience, what we are calling Emotional Happiness. Therefore, he left that life in search of something that is lasting, something that is unchangeable. This is what students of Buddha’s way and path are practicing: the practice of Timeless Happiness.
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