“Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.”
To say it succinctly, the entire concept of happiness is not real, it is only a pause in suffering, a temporary relief.
Why is it a temporary relief?
After sitting for long period, you change your posture a little bit to relieve the discomfort. That is a temporary relief.
When you are hungry, you get something into your tummy. That is a temporary relief.
When suffering is paused we feel happy,Tiếng Việt