Buddha - How To Deal With Suffering In Life (Buddhism) - Deepstash
Centers of Progress

Learn more about philosophy with this collection

The historical significance of urban centers

The impact of cultural and technological advances

The role of urban centers in shaping society

Centers of Progress

Discover 92 similar ideas in

It takes just

13 mins to read

1. The Truth Of Dukkha (Suffering)

1. The Truth Of Dukkha (Suffering)

  • All life involves inevitable, unavoidable suffering.
  • Life is the mixture of happiness and pain.
  • The Buddha wants as to acknowledge this fact(👆) so when we do experience suffering, we don’t take it so shockingly or personally.
  • When we acknowledge suffering, we are at peace during times of difficulty because with time this suffering will turn into happiness again.


342 reads


What is the noble truth of suffering?

"Birth is suffering,

Aging is suffering,

Sickness is suffering,

Dissociation from the loved is suffering,

Not to get what one wants is suffering."



320 reads

2. The Truth Of Samudaya( Origin Of Suffering )

2. The Truth Of Samudaya( Origin Of Suffering )

  • We suffer not because of things that are happening to us but because of our mental state.
  • Negative Qualities of the mind that cause most of our problems.

Three Main reasons for suffering:(The Three Poisons)

  1. Cravings: Desire, greed / wanting.( Rooster)
  2. Aversion: Our hatred towards things against us/our beliefs.( Snake )
  3. Ignorance: One always chooses to ignore the truth behind life.( Pig )

Rooster —> Snake —> Pig —> Rooster ( They feed off one another - Vicious cycle of three poisons)

Antidote: Generosity, Loving-Kindness and Wisdom.


239 reads

Three Types Of Cravings

Three Types Of Cravings

  1. Craving of pleasing the senses: Sensory pleasures ( ex: tasty food, melodious music etc..)
  2. Craving to be something you are not: Desire to be different to who we are ( influencer, celebrity etc..)
  3. Craving of not-to-be: Stop something from happening / get rid of something ( ex: to not experience pain after a fall.)


230 reads


“The search for divinity lies not in worldly things but in the mind”



233 reads

3. The Truth Of Nirodha ( Cessation Of Craving )

3. The Truth Of Nirodha ( Cessation Of Craving )

  • The end of suffering comes with an end to craving when one realizes that what one is craving is not true reality but merely a fantasy that imitates and exaggerates reality.
  • Build an attitude of calmness and peacefulness, no matter the consequences. By achieving such insight, one can eventually let go of cravings and desires.
  • When we learn to use our body, speech and mind (Three Doors) carefully, it would lead to happiness as it helps us to refrain from harmful actions, thus remove unnecessary suffering.


194 reads

4. The Truth Of Manga ( The Middle Path )

4. The Truth Of Manga ( The Middle Path )

  • The Middle path is the line between luxury and extreme poverty, a balance between overindulging and depriving ourselves of the things we desire.
  • To practice middle way, one must free oneself of one’s desire.
  • Buddha never said not to have goals, not to want something. He tells us not to get attached to these desires and to celebrate the idea of “Just Enough” and embrace a more balanced, sustainable lifestyle.


195 reads

Three Marks Of Existence

Three Marks Of Existence

  1. Annica: Life is in a constant flux.
  2. Dukkha: Life is painful and causes suffering.
  3. Anatta: Self is always changing.


208 reads

Buddha’s Eight Fold Path

Buddha’s Eight Fold Path

  1. Right View: Understanding and gaining insights into the true reality.
  2. Right Intention: Thoughts that are selfless and generous.
  3. Right Speech: Communication that promote harmony and is free of malice.
  4. Right Action: Taking righteous actions and not causing others harm.
  5. Right Livelihood: Living through actions and work which doesn’t harm others.
  6. Right Effort: Practicing and cultivating Generosity, Loving-Kindness and Wisdom.
  7. Right Mindfulness: A mental state where one is mindful and aware of their body, actions and thoughts.
  8. Right Concentration: Indulging in meditative practices.


170 reads



"A good idea should be like a girl's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest."


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates