Tony, my friend and tenant, recently asked me to summarize Buddha’s key teaching. I said, “All suffering comes from attachments.” If I remember it right, that was Bhikkhu Buddhadasa’s reply when someone asked him to summarize Buddhism in one short sentence.

In order to end suffering, one needs to give up one’s attachments. Attachments differ depending on the individual. Jesus too taught the importance of non-attachment. There is a…