Monday, March 9, 2009

Suffering: Does It Have Any Meaning?

Great discussion about suffering going on here.

Mike has been posting some interesting material on this topic for several days, so you might want to go to his main page and scroll back.

1 comment:

Lisa :-] said...

The thing about suffering is that the turning point...maybe the "teaching" point... comes when you realize that you are not the only person who has ever been afflicted by it. One's suffering is unique to onesself, certainly...but there comes a point where one realizes that what we suffer is part and parcel of human existence. (Which is not to say that human existence is all about suffering; it just...comes with the territory.)

I think that if you never come to that realization, THAT is when suffering destroys you.