Buddha. Credit to Zen Pencils. FIRST REMOVE THEN REMOVE WANT', THAT' S DESIRE. NOW ALL YOU' RE LEFT. I love Buddhism's nonviolence and chillness, and I respect it wholeheartedly as a major world religion, but I could never be Buddhist. At its core is the idea t
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#79 - foolycooly (08/14/2012) [-]
funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/3982989/Happiness/

this was posted 4 days ago and made front page. dont get me wrong, i love this comic but c'mon dude....
#85 to #79 - inewsum (08/14/2012) [-]
its the community. gotta get used to it. pisses me off too.
User avatar #86 to #85 - foolycooly (08/14/2012) [-]
i would feel right if i didnt say it, i know it wont help though
#69 - starrk (08/14/2012) [-]
All I could think of.
#72 to #69 - anon (08/14/2012) [-]
Feel the love of the hyper combo!
#81 to #69 - Tyranitar (08/14/2012) [-]
Favorite move from my favorite game
Favorite move from my favorite game
#39 - Wumbologist (08/14/2012) [-]
I love Buddhism's nonviolence and chillness, and I respect it wholeheartedly as a major world religion, but I could never be Buddhist.
At its core is the idea that desire leads to suffering, but is a life in which one desires nothing truly good? I agree that most earthly pleasures are extraneous, but what if I want things like a wife, friends, children, and people who love me? Is being an island really what happiness is all about?
Furthermore, don't Buddhists want to eliminate desire, a contradiction in terms?
Personally, I'd much rather look back on my life, see a bunch of ups and downs, and think to myself, "Wow, what a thrill ride!", than look back on a life of seclusion and/or nothing, due to a life in which one desires not even that which is worthwhile, and think, "Well, that was rather bland."

I don't know, what does FJ think? Is desire the root of suffering, or is desire for that which is worthwhile truly enlightening?
#51 to #39 - doopleganger (08/14/2012) [-]
Well it looks like you're a glass half full type of guy. ( see what I did there) But in all seriousness I agree with you. Even though eliminating wants and desires would allow you to find happiness, why would you want have happiness but nothing else. I'm not trying to sound materialistic but like you said, Is being an island really what happiness is all about. I have a family who love and and I have 3 or 4 really close friends of mine, and even though my life isn't perfect I'm still pretty happy with it.
Well it looks like you're a glass half full type of guy. ( see what I did there) But in all seriousness I agree with you. Even though eliminating wants and desires would allow you to find happiness, why would you want have happiness but nothing else. I'm not trying to sound materialistic but like you said, Is being an island really what happiness is all about. I have a family who love and and I have 3 or 4 really close friends of mine, and even though my life isn't perfect I'm still pretty happy with it.
User avatar #71 to #39 - sirmatthew (08/14/2012) [-]
use desire sparingly
User avatar #76 to #39 - annogram (08/14/2012) [-]
Its when you know that there's a difference between a need and a want and when you've gotten rid of all your desires at one point so that you can know what ones are necessary and which ones are causing you pain, after you've gotten rid off all of them you can go back and know which ones were ******* up your life and choose not to let them take control of you.
#93 to #39 - anon (08/14/2012) [-]
I think you're preaching to monkeys.
User avatar #108 to #39 - evilcookie (08/14/2012) [-]
ToadyTheBRo?
User avatar #55 to #39 - burnboy (08/14/2012) [-]
Desire is the source of pain and suffering as well as the fuel that drives mankind to greatness. If you want something badly enough in this life then you need the desire to battle through all the troubles and sadness life throws at you in order to reach your goal.

Eliminating desire won't lead men to happiness. All eliminating desire will do is lead humans toward complacency. If you really want to be happy then you need to reach the point of satisfaction; and not the greed and gluttony satisfaction but rather the feeling that you live a good life in spite of all the sad and nasty moments.

But that's just one man's opinion.
#78 to #39 - anon (08/14/2012) [-]
buddhism in core is not religion.its more like a way of life

and many buddhist people actually have families(siddhartha gautama for example had a wife and 2 kids)buddhism only tells you to let go of unnecesary greed and lust wich only brings sadness and suffering
#48 to #39 - anon (08/14/2012) [-]
The secret to happiness is knowing that there's an alternate reality out there where gerbils shove humans up their ass for the sexual thrill.
User avatar #83 to #48 - jnezzy (08/14/2012) [-]
wait... that's in an alternate reality??
User avatar #90 to #83 - sirmctree (08/14/2012) [-]
It is now
User avatar #105 to #48 - ultrarobbie (08/14/2012) [-]
FACK

FACK

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#80 to #48 - anon (08/14/2012) [-]
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User avatar #106 - ultrarobbie (08/14/2012) [-]
I respect all religions, but my favourite would have to be Buddhism. Peaceful, respectful, and has many bald asians.
User avatar #109 to #106 - sovereignsunkown (08/14/2012) [-]
i like many tennants of buddhism, but salvation through denial always struck me as an odd thing. it seems more of a hollow existence than a "perfect state" to me.
User avatar #113 to #109 - ultrarobbie (08/14/2012) [-]
When you say denial, you mean the state where you are almost ignoring all that is bad? I hardly know much about this religion, although have learnt about it through yoga, meditation and wikipedia - Research. I think that's what it is, isn't it? Enlightenment?
User avatar #115 to #113 - sovereignsunkown (08/14/2012) [-]
well, essentially, buddhism teaches enlightnenment and happiness through denying yourself of human desire, such as sexual desire, desire for money, desire for power, ect. it essentially teaches that true happiness comes from ignoring ordinary human impulses. so basically, you can only be truly happy when you no longer desire things that human beings ordinary find pleasurable. other than that though, buddhism is an amazing religion with excellent beliefs. well, aside from the complete lack of empathy it can inspire in certain people...
User avatar #117 to #115 - ultrarobbie (08/14/2012) [-]
I guess every good thing has its downsides, arguably. Maybe that truly is the way to reach enlightenment: Ignore everything that has a bad side?
#118 to #117 - sovereignsunkown (08/15/2012) [-]
i like you already, sir. that's a good philosophy. take the good, ignore the bad and craft your own philosophy that fits you.
User avatar #119 to #118 - ultrarobbie (08/15/2012) [-]
And live in denial! WOOOOOOO! ;) And thank you, I like the sound of you too.
#99 - hargleblarg (08/14/2012) [-]
Wasn't this on the front page just a few days ago?
User avatar #103 to #99 - dyllygaf (08/14/2012) [-]
Well good thing it was posted again, because I didn't get to see it a few days ago
#70 - etiristri (08/14/2012) [-]
**** white people who shout at monks
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User avatar #75 to #73 - mattdoggy (08/14/2012) [-]
i think we have our answer gentlemen...
#30 - killyoudead (08/14/2012) [-]
**killyoudead rolled a random image posted in comment #78170 at Brony Board Nice Edition: Hugs & Smiles **
#96 - anon (08/14/2012) [-]
Now all you're left with is... Repost.
#59 - rjb (08/14/2012) [-]
**rjb rolled a random image posted in comment #25 at Good Guy Bane ** what makes me happy
#74 to #59 - jasoncreed (08/14/2012) [-]
**jasoncreed rolled a random image posted in comment #68 at gotta catch ** lets do this, what makes me happy.
User avatar #18 - andrewjla (08/14/2012) [-]
as seen on FB
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#100 - kalka (08/14/2012) [-]
This is what i see :)
This is what i see :)
User avatar #34 - allamericandude (08/14/2012) [-]
My inner Ayn Rand is twitching...
User avatar #11 - lincolnpenis (08/14/2012) [-]
All you need is a budhist with rubber arms.
#54 - evebishop (08/14/2012) [-]
I don't care if it is a repost, this was a great comic
I don't care if it is a repost, this was a great comic
User avatar #88 to #54 - ultimoz (08/14/2012) [-]
it changes everything if it was reposted 4 DAYS AGO
#107 to #88 - kyoun (08/14/2012) [-]
Well I'm glad it was reposted; I didn't get to see it the first time.
Well I'm glad it was reposted; I didn't get to see it the first time.
#94 - nasoleone (08/14/2012) [-]
That sounds like some commie 			********		.
That sounds like some commie ******** .
#40 - lorddoctoroftardis (08/14/2012) [-]
Then remove "Happiness", that's an emotion.
#44 to #40 - ragingbrony (08/14/2012) [-]
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Blue?
#50 to #44 - lorddoctoroftardis (08/14/2012) [-]
Which is a color and that means we can't use that
Which is a color and that means we can't use that
User avatar #52 to #50 - ragingbrony (08/14/2012) [-]
....You can't use blue?
User avatar #53 to #52 - lorddoctoroftardis (08/14/2012) [-]
Sadly, no
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