Why Your happiness does NOT last.

Some people say that
"My life is fun."
Do you also think so?

It is great to hear that not much suffering has not come.
However, even if you feel happy right now, that happiness will not last long.
In the future, you will lose it no matter what.

Even if you get accepted into a good college or good job that happiness is only temporary and will eve tually go back to normal.

Will you still be happy when it has become time for you to collapse?

"constant flux" is a fundamental doctrine of Buddhism.

The realities that we cling to - health, possessions, reputation, home. are in constant flux. The change from moment to moment may be large or miniscule, but it leads inexorably to destruction.

For example, this website and this computer will also not last forever.
This website has become more filled with information and articles compared to when it was opened.
However, there will be a time when this website must close.

"constant flux"

Everything does not last.
Only this truth will last.

Do you think this is obvious?

Even if you are told that this website and this computer will also not last forever,
You may be a little indifferent.
But if you are told that your relationship with your partner will not last forever,
Then you will be outraged.

The moment it becomes something important to you, you will be outraged.

However, this is a battle that you cannot defeat.
Even if you are able to get along with your partner for a long time eventually either you or your part er must die.

You will not think that the "constant flux" is obvious when it is something important to you. When something is important to you then you would like to keep it forever but you cannot.
Even if you would like to be with someone you like, you must say farewell sooner or later.
Therefore you are worried about your happiness collapsing even when it has not.

In this world which everything collapses is there no such thing as a happiness that does not collapse?

This question was addressed by Buddha.

This question was addressed more than twenty-five hundred years ago in India by Siddhartha Gautama (Sakyamuni), the founder of Buddhism.
Born a prince, he excelled from boyhood in literary and military arts; he wed the loveliest young woman in the kingdom; he lacked for nothing. Yet his heart was not cheered in the least. He passed the days despondently, knowing that even though good health, treasure, status, honor, family, and talent were all his, he would one day lose them all:
no earthly happiness could prevail over old age, sickness, and death. Realizing the nature of human existence, Siddhartha was unable to experience true ease or satisfaction.

Are you a mini-Siddhartha?

Finally, one night when he was twenty-nine years old, he crept out of palace in search of true happiness. For six years he lived the life of a mountain ascetic, until his eyes were opened to the truth that all people can obtain absolute happiness, and he achieved Buddhahood.
The lessons taught by Sakyamuni Buddha are timelessly true.

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