1. Life is Awry
2. Grasping and craving create suffering
Number 3 seems almost anti-climactic: You can get rid of suffering.
Sounds great huh? Everyone would love to have a life with no problems, no suffering.
Is it really possible?
Not is it possible for someone who spends their life pursuing that goal, but is it possible for someone who merely wants to live their own life in the best way that they can.
Words are difficult, and this is where many of you will lose patience with me and my need to make fine distinctions between things that often seem the same, but to understand my own train of thought here I have to come to a good understanding of what the word suffering means and how to communicate that idea to others in a way that actually expresses what I intend it to.
I'm going to be working on that throughout the next week or so.
Here's what this cat thinks of your suffering: