Originally Posted by SonoranBob
I actually could agree with your statement if you would say that letting go of your hopes, dreams and aspirations removed most suffering. It's the absence of a negative, to be sure. But I wouldn't call it a source of happiness.
My dear friend Bob! I will let you in on a secret. If you haven't already discovered it for yourself, you can discover it, no, experience
it through meditation.
The absence of the negatives AUTOMATICALLY lead to happiness! Deep inside your consciousness is a well of bliss, calm, peace, joy. Your most naked state is raw happiness, and it doesn't need any reason. It just IS!
If you have not experienced it, it is difficult to explain. If you have experienced it, then I need not offer you any explanation.
I believe it is what Abraham calls Source. I think that the Christians call it God. I'm of the opinion that this is what Buddha calls enlightenment.
I've been there.
The difficulty is staying there.