Reply To: Suffering Vs Happiness …does the absence of suffering implies happiness ?


Yes. There are “sukha vedana” that bring happiness. But such “happy feelings” do not last very long, especially in the rebirth process.

On the other hand, the total absence of suffering is the “happiness” that cannot be taken away.
– That happiness is NOT created by a cause (like buying a new car or building a new house.)
– Any happiness that can arise due to “material things” does not last long, especially in the rebirth process.
– At least at the moment of death, one WILL have to give up those “things” that bring happiness.

Of course, this requires some contemplation.

Also, if one does not believe in rebirth, it could be harder to understand.