If to want is to suffer, how do I stop myself from wanting?

If to want is to suffer, how do I stop myself from wanting?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I just stay in bed anon life literally eats ass rn

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    more like why aren't you used to suffering b***h

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    you dont need to stop wanting, you only need to accept that some wants are impossible or not good for you

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's not you want or not suffering is the core principle of life.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Pain may be inevitable but suffering is a conscious choice

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        this. pain is bad only because you have, unknowingly, decided to label it as such

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I don't Think it's correct to call somthing you did unknowingly a decision. Did you decide for your heart to beat?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            What I meant was that "good" and "bad" are arbitrary concepts and you should accept everything, but not in a cuck submissive way but like "okay, that happened, what will i do now?".

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You have to want to stop really bad. If you didn't stop, it's because you didn't want to enough.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    you need to want to want to need to start to want to need to need to want to need to want to need to want to want to want to need to stop yourself from suffering. THEN you will be happy.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wanting stuff you can't have or that you could have, but would be bad for you, is only one cause of suffering.

    Enlightenment won't end your suffering. Enlightenment is basically a process of disillusionment and so by necessity entails much pain. There's nothing consoling in the discovery that suffering is inalienable from living, that most people are asleep and robotic on their actions and thoughts, that not only is religion a fiction, but so are we.

    That disillusionment necessarily entails suffering means that suffering cannot be avoided. A truly enlightened being not only suffers from disillusionment, but he inflicts suffering on others to the degree that he succeeds in disillusioning them.
    The great truth is that since suffering is endemic to existence and can only be assuaged through enslavement to pathetic delusions, to pursue an end to suffering would be vain and ignoble. We must instead accept suffering stoically, as the fair price for disillusionment, rather than attempting to beinandand

    FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
    1. Existence is suffering.
    2. There is no way to avoid suffering.
    3. The beginning of suffering is disillusionment.
    4. The end of suffering is wisdom.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      1 and 2 imply wisdom does not and can not exist.
      What a joke religion.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      2 kinda contradicts 3 and 4 though. If no one begins disillusionment, no one will begin suffering and if suffering ends when you attain wisdom, you can avoid suffering

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        1 and 2 imply wisdom does not and can not exist.
        What a joke religion.

        he got the four noble truths wrong, google it yourself

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Those aren't really the 4 Noble Truths-

      Ignorance, via attachment and aversion is the root cause of suffering- Enlightenment is the end of suffering, this path is the Noble 8-Fold one (or, in other words, being a good person) and seeing reality as is and accepting it.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Buddhists get high off their own farts

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    life is suffering too so you know what to do

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Easiest way towards a life full of suffering is to plan it in minute detail and rage when it doesnt go exactly as planned.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You dont, Black person. That is the point of the buddhist thing to live out the fsct you cant, so you can accept the middle way.

    I literally just saved you a decade of mahayana practice.

  12. 1 week ago
    Illumimahdi

    a little something i've been working on. the milieu is the Tower of Babel. to reach the other shore one escapes the Tower. the non-returner never returns to the Tower, the Bodhisattva returns to the burning house, like Socrates returning to enlighten the men chained to the cave

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >a little something i've been working on. the milieu is the Tower of Babel. to reach the other shore one escapes the Tower. the non-returner never returns to the Tower, the Bodhisattva returns to the burning house, like Socrates returning to enlighten the men chained to the cave
      still not the teaching of the buddha

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You don't. You simply minimize your want; moreover, you must minimize your want to suffer less. The pursuit to abate your suffering in life will only magnify your suffering--it's a a feedback loop of desire into pain into desire again. Stoic acceptance of your suffering is the way forward, for you may still find joy from the contrast of agony in your of life.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    When you want, you buy then you lose money which makes you sad. To be truly happy is to have enormous amounts of cash just like our ancestors.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >If to want is to suffer, how do I stop myself from wanting?
    My outlook is that the end goals involve the spiritual realms. Anything earned and accumulated here cannot be taken with me, and thus, not ultimately useful to the main goal. Can't want things that aren't useful of aren't desirable.

    The only things you can take with you is your own spirit/soul. Not sure what a soul can take along.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just be like a monk. Detach from everything, feel nothing, accomplish nothing. Achieve 'enlightenment'. Thank you for listening to my Ted Talk

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    we literally come here for the process it takes to get what we want. In the spirit world everything is instant, here everything takes a process, choices, decisions, thoughts, desires. It teaches you how to create your own reality. You learn and grow on a soul level from the process it takes to get and achieve what you want

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If you pay attention, the Buddha never said that the solution to desire was non-desire.
    The idea of non-desire is naturally paradoxical (apart from leading to anhedonia, the desire for non-desire is what it can ultimately be called), so much so that the Buddha called desire for awakening a noble desire.
    Cessation of Dukkha (each skhanda has its own Dukkha), the correct term, is achieved with correct/intelligent practices.

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  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Disconnect yourself. No social media. It’s okay to browse rarely but you should feel suffering reading through most posts on social media as desire fuels all posts. Live like a hermit. Your current definition of “myself” is diluted and clouded by others. Once you experience true solitude. Enlightenment presents itself. Your true concept of self is presented. You care less about strangers. Suffering slowly disappears. Needs and desires and clear.

  20. 1 week ago
    S-TURN

    Habit. Strive to reduce thinking of the lower animal things, embrace the world of pure mind and Spirit that comes from contemplation and learning.

  21. 1 week ago
    The_Emperor

    The world of ideas is for thinkers.

  22. 1 week ago
    gas station shits

    suffering is just an attachment to the expectation of a desired outcome

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >how do I stop myself from wanting
    you look into the direct experience of "wanting" and see that it is insubstantial.
    you see that "wanting" is actually no-wanting

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    when you want things to be different than they are, you're committing the sin of pride. instead of being grateful for the miracle of your existence, you think that god has done it wrong and that you know better how your life should unfold.

  25. 1 week ago
    The_Emperor

    The Law is upheld by the Example of the Divine Right.

  26. 1 week ago
    The_Emperor

    Pride is the sin of Princes.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >JuSt STOp LetTing YourSelf SUFFER!.

    >Stops making money
    >Becomes homeless
    >I just won't let myself suffer! Buddhism is correct
    >Develops severe health problems and clothes start falling apart
    >I just won't let myself suffer.

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    In order to stop wanting, you have to want suffering.

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Life is wanting, you Have to do what you want or you die.

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You want not to suffer; thus, your quest is inherently doomed.

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Who said 'to want is to suffer' ?
    Why believe them? What is suffering? Wanting? Who is suffering? Who is having the desire? Who/what am I? Who is asking these questions?

    This is an endless game. There is no 'you win' or 'the end' or 'game over' screen. There are an infinite number of answers to suffering and desire, but they are all still playing a game. All the truth and wisdom in the world is still part of playing this game of thought.

    I could be cheeky and say that the only way out is to not play the game. Or some other cute shit like "there is no game, there never was a game in the first place"

    And what the heck do I know anon, I'm also just another anon 'suffering' on this big piece of spinning rock gliding thru void.

    But by god,
    the way she would hold me while I cried, and the way she laughed, and the way her eyes looked in the morning sun. I think I'd play this game all over again&again&again if it meant getting to say I love you to her again. I suppose samsara is nirvana.

    Anywhoozers try semen retention and exercise and meditate and sleep well EVERYDAY
    be kind be patient

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >To want is to suffer
    Get all the things you want, and stop suffering.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      When he uses the arm-rests, do you think he worries about damaging the gold-coating on his chair?

  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    To want to stop yourself from wanting is wanting.
    To desire to end desire is desiring.
    From this conclusion.. just roll with it. The secret of life is that it is a dream in your mind.

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    > If to want is to suffer, how do I stop myself from wanting?
    This is where the practices of Yoga, Yogic meditation, or Tantra come in, whether Buddhist or Hindu. (Traditionally “Yoga” refers to Hinduism or Hindu Indian spirituality, but can very well be applied to Buddhist practice because of how applicable and similar it is).

    There are many different starting-points to slice into this. It could be the Bhagavad Gita, the Tejobindu Upanishad, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Dhammapada, various Mahayana sutras or texts like the Lotus Sutra or Heart Sutra, or even introduction through Zen/Chan Buddhism or Vajrayana/Tantric Buddhism.

    Or even Taoism.

    Anyway, eventually you might realize even the question itself is subtly wrong, awry, imperfect, or incomplete. or some formulation in it is flawed, but it still ultimately helped in bringing you to a higher point of understanding. Language and ordinary conceptual thought can only be so perfect, but still is very necessary and helpful for introducing you to the path and giving you certain helpful concepts in your head to work with.

    For one simple example of what this might mean, you can consider the paradox that “desiring to stop desiring is itself a desire.” So you even have to not desire to stop desiring (or have this burning desire to reach this state or “enlightenment”). But on the other hand, desire is still is an important motive force, and Hindu and Buddhist texts and teachings can often URGE this type of “desire” towards enlightenment (as “mumuksha”, desire for moksha/liberation) as important to the path, even while the reputed moksha/liberation/nirvana is said to be a desireless and fearless state. So maybe they are really suggesting there are “higher” and “lower” desires; and it’s a matter of not desiring what ultimately brings pain to you and others, whereas ultimately good desires can be kept.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      (Continued)
      Also; they might be saying that “desiring” this state of no-desire (enlightenment, liberation, release from suffering or samsara, nirvana, moksha), if the “desiring” is itself done in a very crude and heavy and anguished way like some other normal “desires”, might itself be counterproductive. It’s a different and deeper type of “desire” for this state that needs to be awakened, perhaps: a much more patient, deeper, and gentler one that is also very firm, unyielding, unbending and rigid in its pursuit.

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