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“Anguish Is Caused by Desire”

To desire to be free of anguish (the Buddha’s First Noble Truth) is actually to increase our anguish, for the Second Noble Truth is that the anguish is caused by desire. The answer would seem to be that we should be altruistic, with no desire to help the other, nor, of course, one’s self. Rather just doing it for the other because the act is there to be done. What I call an endum.