suffering

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on anger, pain, and suffering

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 32

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Byron Katie on reality, suffering, enlightenment, awakening, and compassion

The end of suffering happens in this very moment, whether you're watching a terrorist attack or doing the dishes. And compassion begins at home. Because I don't believe my thoughts, sadness can't exist. That's how I can go to the depths of anyone's suffering, if they invite me, and take them by the hand and walk them out of it into the sunlight of reality.

I've taken that walk myself.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Byron Katie on suffering, reality, thoughts, and enlightenment

The only time we suffer  is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Byron Katie on suffering, reality, beliefs, and thoughts

You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Byron Katie on suffering, pain, life, awakening, and self

I am the perpretor of my suffering - but only all of it.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen on healing, suffering, goodness, capacity, forgiveness, grace, wisdom, wounds, compassion, and expertise

The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of a touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you just as you are and finding in you an unsuspected goodness. Everyone alive has suffered. It is the wisdom gained from our wounds and from our own experiences of suffering that makes us able to heal. Becoming expert has turned out to be less important than remembering and trusting the wholeness in myself and everyone else. Expertise cures, but wounded people can best be healed by other wounded people. Only other wounded people can understand what is needed, for the healing of suffering is compassion, not expertise.

Rachel Naomi Remen

Source: Kitchen Table Wisdom

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Ray Bradbury on god, errands, pray, esteem, suffering, silence, and forgotten

"Oh, ancient god, whatever your name," whispered Ahmed. "Help this lost son of a good father, this evil boy who meant no harm but slept in school, ran errands slowly, did not pray from his heart, ignored his mother, and did not hold his family in great esteem. For all this I know I must suffer. But here in the midst of silence, at the desert's heart, where even the wind knows not my name? Must I die so young? Am I to be forgotten without having been?"

Ray Bradbury (1920 -)

Source: Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on suffering, fear, divine, emotion, wisdom, beginning, and altars

“Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear, and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom.”

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

Source: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on gift, truth, flavour, joy, cessation, desire, conquer, and suffering

The gift of the Truth beats all other gifts. The flavour of the Truth beats all other tastes. The joy of the Truth beats all other joys, and the cessation of desire conquers all suffering

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards v.354

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Earon on abstinence, sex, money, moderation, balance, suffering, and failure

Abstinence is a path of choosing between profound suffering or abject failure.  Moderation is a more humane choice.

Abstinence is a perpetual cycly of holiness, misery and corruption.  Balance brings more fulfillment and less suffering.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

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