Buddha Never Said...

"Buddha never said 'All Life is Suffering.'

Shakyamuni taught in Pali. The word he used was Dukkha--anxiety, dissatisfaction, discontentment...

And he never said the cause of Dukkha is Desire. He said the cause of Dukkha is Craving... Tanha: Craving or Clinging to the Pleasurable; Clinging to what has passed, to the senses, to past pleasures, to sex, to addictions, to feeling states, to Ego, to Illusions...

Anyone who has ever struggled with addiction understands this! It is not the absence of the substances or objects of our addiction--whether that be a drug, drink, sugar, running, a thought, a person, a belief, an activity, or an Illusion of Self and the 'Good Life'--it is Craving; Craving to return to something in the Past, to always avoid how we feel NOW! To escape Unpleasantmess.

Buddha was no Brahmin, no Saddhu, he was a Warrior Prince destined to be King of the Shakya Tribe. He surrendered all that and conquered his own addictions and then for 40 years taught this one Noble Truth: It is possible to be free!

He taught as a Warrior! Withdraw! Conquer your cravings! You are worth that Battle and that Battle can be won!"

--Pahka Dave

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