Genuie happiness comes from doing good deeds, being generous with one's time and energy, and helping others.

Phenomena arising from causes and conditions are impermanent and empty.  Insight into impermanence and emptiness enables one to leave suffering behind and gain genuine happiness. 

    By practicing mindfulness of sensation as suffering, we will not blindly pursue fleeting pleasures.  Instead, we will have few desires, be content, and give of ourselves countinuously, and thus truly live in ease and joy. 

Suffering comes from our inner afflications and results from our past actions. We can reduce suffering by following the Path and creating no more negative causes.  

Ourbody will feel physical pain as long as we're alive. However, if we let go of our attachements, we can be rid of mental suffering even in this life; otherwise, suffering may last endlessly.