Suffering is self – inflicted mental pain, we are doing it to ourselves, and don’t realize it. We are the cause, and therefore the resolution, of our own suffering
Not only does our life continue via our continuation, at the present moment, Now, we are the continuation! We are the living embodiment of our teachers ideals, we carry forward in this moment! How important it is that we continue our ancestral teachers, it is our most sacred duty.
The Bodhisattva ideal is the Realization of Perfect Understanding. Thay has taught that Love == Understanding, so the ideal, is perfect Love. http://plumvillage.org/sutra/discourse-of-the-eight-realization-of-the-great-beings/