But the central message of the Buddha's teaching is that there is an end to suffering, and that the power to end suffering is in our own hands, in this lifetime (not by suicide).
We ourselves can, with intelligence, kindness, energy & perseverance, create the causes & conditions, to progressively improve our quality of life, right here, right now. We are BOTH the carrot AND the nurturing gardener; BOTH the grandchild AND the wise, loving grandparent.
Sayadaw U Pandita. "In This Very Life. The Liberation Teachings of the Buddha." Wisdom Publications, Boston, MA, 1992.
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