The First Noble Truth tells us that Dukkha is inherent in life. Yet, when things go wrong, we often forget this and instead complain or blame others, ourselves or our past kamma. These are not helpful. Instead, by adopting the right attitude to our problems, we can go a long way to reduce our suffering. We may try to accept or fix the problem. If it does not go away, we may have to adjust or simply let it go. Having the right understanding of our suffering is crucial in the Buddhist path; for ultimately, its teachings lead us to see clearly the causes of our suffering and how we can end it all.

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