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The Highest Spiritual Path

On Sep 9, 2008 Annie wrote:

How does the pursuit of happiness as a goal deal with the sometimes ineveitable (and necessary) feelings of guilt (when you know you have harmed someone), sadness (when you experience loss) etc. If the pursuit of happiness becomes the goal, isn't it possible that people will attempt to escape those feelings just because "This does not make me feel happy"? It seems a little shallow to me .. surely there's an alternative where happiness is sometimes the by-product, and sometimes not .. perhaps something like, "Am I still engaged with life and moving forward, or am I not?"

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