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Sukha — Happiness

This is part 10 of a course going through the similes and metaphors of the Buddha.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

Happiness can result from our efforts, but is double-sided: there is a danger that the ordinary person remains ignorant of, yet higher (spiritual) happiness should still be pursued. When the noble disciple sees the danger and its escape, then they really can rest easy and unconcerned.


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Hecker similes: 1, 22, 27 and 51.


How is the complex (dual) nature of happiness reflected rhetorically in these suttas?