Which Answer Would You Give?
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:25 PM
I guess only happiness of full enlightenment would fall into the category, but since the forum is not concerned with Dharma, the answer might need some explanation of what enlightenment is, etc..
Posted 24 January 2009 - 01:43 AM
Thank you very much tibi!
But how to explain it without using the word "enlightenment" or "awakening", without talking about Buddhism or religion - just in the tradition of western natural science? Some people stop to listen, read and think when they suspect a religious backgroundÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
I'm afraid that this is impossible
Posted 24 January 2009 - 01:00 PM
if you would have asked me this questions some years ago, i would have answered:
happiness, that is not connected with the outside. an inner attitude, not just a reaction or projection to what may happen or not.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 10:14 PM
We all and each of us carry a happiness within, but if we keep it only for ourselves, it becomes limited, if we allow ourselves to manifest it for the sake of the others, then it becomes unlimited.
Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:26 AM
No need to use any religious expression - you can just say "the happiness of a mind without any limitation, without any inner or outer obstacles". Is that non-religious enough?