One day Huang Sanku, a Confucian scholar asked
Hui-tang Tsu-hsin (1025-1100), one of the well known
Chinese Ch'an masters:
-What is the Great meaning of Budhha dharmas?
-Confucius once said: "I hide...
I don't think happiness and suffering can mix together. The absence of suffering is happiness and likewise the absence of happiness is suffering. You can be in pain yet you are still happy. Pain per se is not suffering. But you can suffer due to your pain. You can also suffer without pain.