The sutras have often discussed and demonstrated that suffering comes from self-attachment, that is, attachment to the existence of a self. Here, the conclusion is set forth from a different standpoint. Suffering and happiness are not produced by external circumstances, but are closely related to our views and habitual tendencies. All suffering is created by our own attachment to things.
~ Depicted from ARE YOU READY FOR HAPPINESS ? - How to Face Suffering and Happiness-How to Face Suffering