Saturday, October 23, 2010


There are some who suffer much in their lives, others suffer little. There is also the people who don’t suffer a lot yet don’t have little suffering within their lives. From such knowledge one knows that every single person suffers in their lives and it is not just us humans who suffer, it is that dog who broke a bone and that tiger who hungrily has to search for a new territory. All life suffers.

The Four Noble Truths Buddha taught is that is suffering, the cause of suffering is attachment, there is a way to cease suffering and that the way to stop suffering is through the Noble Eightfold Path (right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration). Buddhism has greatly influenced me and my beliefs of the world, I view the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path is a great way to help to cease suffering.
I take much note to right action and right speech, as it is action and speech that can create much suffering. One can do the actions themselves that creates the suffering, or they can use their speech that creates suffering through orders or insults. But it is the actions and words that one say or do in turns ceases suffering.

What I love about Plucka Duck is how he is laid-back and seems to enjoy himself. Many people could learn a lesson from this duck, to have fun, to go out and have an experience in life. I view having plain old fun as a great way to help to cease one’s own suffering. Having no worries and fun can get your mind off all that is going around in the world and in one’s own life, it can also create a great story or two to tell others.

Simply living one owns life can be highly stressful with work/school, raising kids, paying bills, housework and simply keeping up with family and friends. Suffering can be intensified this way, but it is interestingly a good way to learn how to deal with it and to accept the fact that everyone including oneself suffers.

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