We are used to saying and also hearing some such statements that every good thing has its end. Generally speaking, life and living, particularly the human life and the ways it is ordinarily lived following rules and norms, are believed to be good and solicited. It is understandable why good and right ways of living should be remembered and efforts made for recording the same for others, both living and yet to be born. The philosophy of life that is mainly based on the principle that life, marked by ageing, illness, pain and suffering leads humans to liberation of nirvāṇa. This philosophy of life is ordinarily associated with the teachings of the Buddha or Buddhism. It is interesting to note that even this suffering-centric or one may ...

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