1. Art of happiness [for beginners]
(1) Water the existing wholesome seeds of peace, joy, and happiness for their manifestation!
(2) Sow new wholesome seeds of peace, joy, and happiness by creating new positive karma (actions)!
2. Art of suffering (passive approach) [for intermediates]
(1) Recognize the suffering, embrace it, relieve it, look deeply into it, understand the root cause and transform it to happiness by mindfulness and concentration when the unwholesome seeds of suffering manifest in conscious mind!
(2) Restrain from sowing new unwholesome seeds of suffering by restraining from creating new negative karma (actions)!
3. Art of suffering (active approach) [for experts]
(1) Water the existing unwholesome seeds of suffering for their manifestation intentionally!
(2) Recognize the suffering, embrace it, relieve it, look deeply into it, understand the root cause, transform the unwholesome seeds to wholesome seeds and return them to subconscious by mindfulness and concentration!
If we transform all unwholesome seeds to wholesome seeds in subconscious, all mental formations which manifest in conscious mind will be wholesome. This may be called the perfect purification of mind and is logically possible. But is this realistic for humans who have body and brain (ego)? Maybe not.
No mud, no lotus!
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona/ Utah Photo by shruti gajare