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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 #1
Thumb_avatar Juan E Spain 106 posts in this forum Offline

Today has been the Int.Day of Happiness, which brought about the following questions in me ...

Can there be happiness without a deep understanding of unhappiness?
If not, what happiness have we lived then before we die?
If yes, why bother at all about consciousness, thought and all the rest, then?
And in any case, what does it really mean "a deep understanding of unhappiness?

Listening to your feelings!

"When i talk to audiences, they know what i'm talking about ... another thing is that they do something about it" - K. Brockwood Park (Making ideas of the Teaching)

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 #2
Thumb_ws_hp-wave_2560x1600 Mina Martini Finland 533 posts in this forum Offline

Dear Juan,

Some 'feelings' started coming after reading your post here.

Something along these lines, if put into words:

For as long as 'unhappiness' and 'happiness' are held apart, and they can only be held apart as ideas of both, we cannot realise that it is in the heart of being complete unhappy that lies true happiness, and not as separate from it, but as one with it.

This, for me, is what the 'deep understanding of unhappiness' is about.

By the above it is also pointed out that in the state of separation, as a thinker supposedly separate from thought, contradiction between ideas is inevitable. "Happiness" and "unhappiness" remain just ideas, and also opposites. This is the state of the mind, which, being divided, can never live anything fully.

And it is in the living fully that true happiness (true anything) can flower.

Love
M

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 #3
Thumb_avatar Juan E Spain 106 posts in this forum Offline

Again, i would like to ask ... What relation has aloneness with that happiness which is not division from unhappiness?

"When i talk to audiences, they know what i'm talking about ... another thing is that they do something about it" - K. Brockwood Park (Making ideas of the Teaching)

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 #4
Thumb_kinfonet_avatar Clive Elwell New Zealand 3043 posts in this forum Offline

Juan E wrote:
Can there be happiness without a deep understanding of unhappiness?

Isn't the pursuit of happiness one of the most destructive things? Even though it is written into the American constitution and has been pin-pointed as one of the basic elements of living by many phiolosophers?

For one thing, its pursiut must necessariy be the pursuit of an image only, surely? All pursuits are pursuing what we think about, what we imagine, and are the pursuit of image, no?

Then, the idea that "I should be happy" is a sure-fire recipe for unhappiness, is it not? Because one is not happy (one wouldn't be pursuing it if one was) and there is a feeling one should be happy. That one is somehow inadequate if one is not happy? A strong element in this, of course, is comparison. Both comparing oneslf to the idea that one should be happy, and comparing oneself to the idea one has that other people are happy.

Instead of pursuing ideas of what we should be (which is a strong part of our conditioning), why can we not be what we are? Why can we simpy not face what we actually are, with no movement away from it?

This is an extraordinarily difficult thing to do. Why?

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 #5
Thumb_ws_hp-wave_2560x1600 Mina Martini Finland 533 posts in this forum Offline

Juan E wrote:
Again, i would like to ask ... What relation has aloneness with that happiness which is not division from unhappiness?

M: When it is said that happiness is in no division from unhappiness, what is meant in other words is that the observer is in no division from the observed. This does not mean that they exist, but in no division, but that they do not exist at all. (since they only come to existence through and in the division that they are)

This means that IDEAS of happiness and unhappiness, do not exist. This means that the one to be happy or unhappy, as some idea of oneself, does not exist. So there is no movement from any imagined state (unhappiness) to another imagined state (happiness).

That is the ending of pursuing, becoming, moving in ideas and under the impression that there is someone going somewhere, someone to whom something is happening, etc, which are all experiences created by thought, lived by thought.

That which remains when this movement of pursuing for oneself (even if only an idea), is not active, is what I call aloneness.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 #6
Thumb_avatar Juan E Spain 106 posts in this forum Offline

Mina Martini wrote:
That which remains when this movement of pursuing for oneself (even if only an idea), is not active, is what I call aloneness.

Thanks Mina! ... Now, from where arises the wish of telling others about love, from that aloneness or from outside that aloneness? ... What would you say?

"When i talk to audiences, they know what i'm talking about ... another thing is that they do something about it" - K. Brockwood Park (Making ideas of the Teaching)

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