on Earth includes suffering.
illness, and injury are a part of earthly life.
- Social problems
and wars must be expected no matter how avoidable they are.
- Our bodies
were destined to eventually fall apart, if you live long enough.
are at the root of all suffering.
- To "want"
something is to "desire" something.
- People are
attracted to/want things that can be dangerous or self-destructive.
- The desires
of one person may cause many others to suffer.
can be controlled, so, suffering can be controlled.
- When we
desire something, we formulate "expectations" which
can lead to disappointment.
desires is more difficult than just prohibiting desires. (That's
why most religions prohibit desires instead of teaching people
how to control them).
- The first
Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha (whose born name was Siddhartha
Gautama) also taught that eliminating unnecessary desires
eliminates unnecessary disappointments.
can teach people how to control their desires.
TEACHES people to understand their desires. We can better
control what we understand.
Zen, founded by Buddha Zhen, teaches people to understand
their LIFE PATH so that only appropriate desires will put
your contentment at risk.
- The Four
Noble Truths help people to detach themselves from their desires
so that you can let go of your desires or expectations when
they are more trouble than they are worth.
CHI MANTIS Traditional Buddhist Gongfu
wisdom, and courage.
self-defense is self-awareness.
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