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We are taught that desire leads to suffering. Yet without suffering there is no joy they are naught without each other. Is it wrong to enjoy both the suffering as well as the joy and to embrace all the colors that life has to offer?

Why do you say that desire leads to suffering? Humans instincts are unconscious, it is said, unconscious desire, unconscious anger, the scariness of unconscious action with limited perspective - these are the problem. Behind suffering there is unawareness. That is why without repentance, without a vision for the future we will create sufferingfor us and for others. The wisdom of the Buddha is adding awareness to the unseen. The wisdom of awareness is to not live from one´s own desire, anger, greed but to feel the joy of wisdom with all in society, feeling the anger wisdom for a better society, and to repent for society one´s greediness. It is not about not feeling any joy, neither to get rid of anger, neither of greed, but to use these in a different, huge context.

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