Happiness is the gap between two moments of suffering. Suffering is the gap between two moments of happiness. How do you deal with suffering in life? Accept it and learn from it. Suffering is part of life, but it’s also an opportunity to learn and grow. When someone says something we don’t like, don’t carry it around being crazy. Let go. Suffering happens. It’s in the world, but it will pass. Sit down and have a cup of tea to keep your energies ready for when things change.
This dhamma talk was originally recorded on cassette tape on 29th June 2001. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.
These talks by Ajahn Brahm have been recorded and made available for free distribution by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. You can support the Buddhist Society of Western Australia by pledging your support via their Patreon page.