--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Nelson" 
> <nelsonriddle2001@> wrote:
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> 
> > >
> > > That's a stretch. Many translations of the First
> > > Noble Truth have it as "Life is suffering," but
> > > that's not related in any way to God, since they
> > > don't believe in one.
> > >
> > ++++ Curious- where did the suffering idea come from? 
> >      Suffering for some is a challenge for others. 
> > sounds like they had a poor attitude.  N.
> In my opinion, more like a poor translator. :-)
> I've *never* been able to identify with the "Life
> is suffering" thang, even though I've hung out in
> Buddhist sanghas for years.
> I personally believe that "Life is suffering" doesn't
> do justice to what Buddha had in mind with his First
> Noble Truth, which was that satisfaction and fulfil-
> ment can never be based on the elements of the
> emphemeral world, because they *are*, after all,
> ephemeral.

What is it that is *not* ephemeral?

 The other three Noble Truths explain
> the situation somewhat, going on to state exactly
> what the problem is (attachment to the fruits of
> desire) and explaining that there is a way beyond
> suffering.

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