by Anura Guruge
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One of the COMMENTS against the “Daily Mail” article and this is ONE of my arguments too.
First and foremost, and I am deadly serious here, there is the SMALL matter of I!
My life is FAR FROM PERFECT but I would argue and set out to prove that I am HAPPIER, any day of the week, any day of the year, than this monk.
I am NOT joking.
He and I agree on ONE THING and that is that one can train one’s brain to be happy. So between he and I what we are DUKING it out is who has the better brain training system. I contend that I have. Why?
Because unlike this guy, and as the COMMENT above highlights, I am HAPPY leading a full, ‘normal’ life — WITH A SPOUSE & CHILDREN — and I HAVE SEX! Yes, that definitely COMES into it and the pun was very intentional. Orgasms, for both sexes, are an important factor in being truly happy.
Check this guy out. He was a recluse. Ran away from life.
He is NOT happy. He is content. There is a HUGE difference. You can be content being unhappy. Trust me you can.
And then there is the TWO-SIDED issue about how happy a Buddhist monk can really be.
One of Buddha’s fundamental teachings is that we ALL SUFFER because of our fondness to attachments — which also includes family.
IF you want to be happy without attachments GO AHEAD be my guest. I would rather be unhappy and have some attachments.
Plain and simple. This guy by a LONG CHALK is NOT the happiest man in the World. I might NOT be the happiest BUT I will sure argue and prove that I am HAPPIER than he is — any day of the week.
Simple question. Just ask him. When did he last have an orgasm with another person — ideally of the opposite sex.