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What then "passes over" after death?" (Saddhatissa; 510) Buddhists believe that the explanation behind suffering is that it is because of our interconnectedness to the wheel of suffering, and because we are connected we will constantly suffer. "Buddha said, ?I teach but two things- dukkha and the release from dukkha'" (Saddhatissa; 511) Buddha claims to teach two things, the existence of suffering, and how to end suffering...
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While suffering may be an ambiguous term, Nibbana is not, and Buddha taught how to release oneself from suffering, or cause the cessation of suffering. The central idea behind Nibbana is that is it the only true way to end suffering. While other religions and philosophies will treat suffering like a disease and treat it as it comes, analogous to a salve on a burn, Buddhism teaches that suffering is innate to humans and to remove it is little more than to remove what causes the suffering in the first place...
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