When is happiness important and when does that importance cease?

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Motova
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When is happiness important and when does that importance cease?

Post by Motova » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:24 pm

When is happiness important and when does that importance cease?
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

Motova
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Re: When is happiness important and when does that importance cease?

Post by Motova » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:39 pm

I think if one's lack of happiness is an obstacle to Dharma practice then they should remedy that until they can practice Dharma being content with either happiness or suffering.
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

Fortyeightvows
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Re: When is happiness important and when does that importance cease?

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:57 pm

Third or fourth jhana? :shrug:

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