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I thought it would be fun to discuss Thich Nhat Hanh's book No Mud, No Lotus in which he talks about the art of transforming suffering, and how suffering and happiness are like left and right, you can't have one without the other. For those who wish to read some of the book, quite a big chunk of it is available online here:
TNH talks about bringing the energy of mindfulness to one's suffering and cradling it tenderly, as a first step to transforming it. It strikes me as true, I've done this in the past and it has worked for me. The subsequent steps of looking deeply do lead to a deep ease.
So what do you say, is this an alternate path to the cessation of suffering? The 4NT say the way to the cessation of suffering is through the Noble Eightfold Path, first sila, then concentration, then meditation and the jhana's.