Chang-ch'o, an educated man, once asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chih-t'sang:
-Is there paradise or hell?
-That is not correct. When I was studying under the
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.