The Buddha was an optimist.
Okay, so he did say life was filled with suffering.
But notice he didn’t say you personally have to suffer.
He only said life was filled with suffering.
Look around you.
Do you not see suffering?
The Buddha also said we can know the cause of suffering.
Fortunately, the cause is close at hand.
This is excellent news.
Because the Buddha said there is a way out.
And he provided a pretty cool path.
But first, the cause.
How can we know it?
The Buddha gave us a map.
It’s called meditation.
from Choosing to Be