March 15th, 2010

buddhist

A buddhist's guide to happiness, through the krys-filter

Someone posted a very cynical "buddhist's guide to happiness", with a challenge for apologists to step up and explain it away. I feel like the people commenting on his entry did a good job of clarifying his misunderstanding of the philosophy, but it got me thinking.

What is the buddhist guide to happiness, when you take all the niceties and aphorisms and cerebralness out of it, and make it practical?

So here it is, as I see it. Like all things in buddhism, it's merely my interpretation and your mileage may differ. Et Cetera.
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This is not a comprehensive list of the ingredients of happiness, for sure. But it covers the basics from how I apply buddhist philosophy to my life. What can you add to this list?