suffering

A Quote by Marianne on gratitude, blessings, hope, suffering, blsme, rainbow, worry, taking fior granted, and gifts

There are times I forget to be grateful
easier to see things that are wrong
as I dishonor the the gifts I've been given
with worry, angst and woe.

There are times I need reminding
of the things I take for granted each day;
my children, my home or a stranger,
sent to brighten my way.

Take some time to say thank you
for the blessings that color your day;
Those colors will form a rainbow,
and chase the darkness away.

Marianne Goldweber

Marianne Goldweber

Contributed by: Marianne

A Quote by Erich Fromm on breathing, breath, life, suffering, love, and joy

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Geshe Sonam Rinchen on samsara, attachment, craving, desire, ignorance, suffering, and dharma

Samsaric pleasures are like salt water, the more we indulge, the more we crave

Geshe Sonam Rinchen

Source: Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by Elizabeth Kubler Ross on beautiful, defeat, struggle, suffering, loss, appreciation, sensitivity, compassion, life, and gentleness

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Contributed by: windryderm

A Quote by Mr. on suffering, lesson, lessons learned, and repeating

 

Remember what I said about suffering...the suffering is repeated until the lesson is learned.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book "The Path"

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Kedar on world, philosophy, prison, prisoner, god, suffering, man, and uqv theory

The world is a philosophical prison and Man is the philosophical prisoner.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Robert Augustus Masters on pain, suffering, and intimacy

If you want to end your suffering enter your pain.

Robert Augustus Masters

Source: Divine Dynamite

Contributed by: Sharon

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on understanding, love, compassion, and suffering

Understanding and Love are not two separate things, but just one. To develop understanding, you have to practice looking at all living beings with the eyes of compassion. When you understand, you cannot help but love. And when you love, you naturally act in a way that can relieve the suffering of people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contributed by: Bagheera

A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on life, loss, imprisonment, youth, age, pride, envy, and suffering

What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him? "No, thank you," he will think. "Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, though these things are things that cannot inspire envy.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

Contributed by: Autumn

A Quote by Anthony De Mello on labels, suffering, truth, opinions, reality, and illusions

The important thing is not to know who "I" is or what "I" is.  You'll never succeed. There are no words for it.  

The important thing is to drop the labels.  

As the Japanese Zen masters say, "Don't seek the truth; just drop your opinions."  Drop your theories; don't seek the truth.  Truth isn't something you search for.  If you stop being opinionated, you would know.  Something similar happens here.  If you drop your labels, you would know.  What do I mean by labels?  Every label you can conceive of except perhaps that of  human being.  I am a human being.  Fair enough; doesn't say very much.  But when you say, "I am successful," that's crazy.  Success is not part of the "I".  

Success is something that comes and goes; it could be here today and gone tomorrow.  That's not "I".  When you said, "I was a success," you were in error; you were plunged into darkness.  You identified yourself with success.  The same thing when you said, "I am a failure, a lawyer, a businessman." You know what's going to happen to you if you identify yourself with these things.  You're going to cling to them, you're going to be worried that they may fall apart, and that's where your suffering comes in.  That is what I meant earlier when I said to you, "If you're suffering, you're asleep." Do you want a sign that you're asleep? Here it is: You're suffering.  Suffering is a sign that you're out of touch with the truth.  Suffering is given to you that you might open your eyes to the truth, that you might understand that there's falsehood somewhere, just as physical pain is given to you so you will understand that there is disease or illness somewhere.  Suffering points out that there is falsehood somewhere.  

Suffering occurs when you clash with reality.  

When your illusions clash with reality when your falsehoods clash with the truth, then you have suffering.  

Otherwise there is no suffering.

Anthony De Mello

Contributed by: David

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