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Talk to Talk

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:23 am
by master of puppets
What taste does it leave you the world of suffering?

I personally become an addict to suffering.
That the feeling after removing the obstacles give me a different pleasure.
Don't know if it is sth about my age.
what's your relation with it?

Just for to talk to talk

off topic

Re: Talk to Talk

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:26 pm
by Ayu
The world's suffering makes me cry. But that's no help.
I still have to learn how to bring a healing energy instead.

Re: Talk to Talk

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:17 pm
by tkp67
I learned suffering is an amazing teacher.

I also learned that sharing what one learns from suffering through examples of such isn't well received.
Ayu wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:26 pm The world's suffering makes me cry. But that's no help.
I still have to learn how to bring a healing energy instead.
Nagarjuna calls the Lotus Sutra the great physician that can change poison to medicine. It reminded me of something my mother told me as she was getting sober and heavily involved in 12 step program helping others. I forget the exact dialog but it led to her commentary that "at some point all the suffering would be realized as a gift".

Looking at my own suffering I understood she had experienced it as such but at that point in my own life it was not fathomable.

At some point many, many years later after encountering unrelenting suffering I found relief and later I found this teaching. At some point I realized that suffering as a cause had the potential for a marvelous effect.

Suffering as an inseparable facet of existence as rain, soil and sun are to the plants that require it to grow. I learned to become grateful for the opportunity to suffer and to learn from it, the later being the most critical because that is where the poison turned to medicine for me.

It also helped me realize a part of my mother's existence that had evaded me while she was still alive. I honor her contribution to my existence with my behavior as a human being and she was my model. This was very confirming for me on many levels.

The empathy to feel suffering remains while the wisdom that there is another side to it reminds me that it need not be a condemnation. I had observed otherwise.

:anjali:

Re: Talk to Talk

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:13 pm
by DharmaN00b
lovely :thanks: :heart:

Re: Talk to Talk

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:37 pm
by FiveSkandhas
I am a bald-faced straight up coward when it comes to suffering. The prospect of physical, emotional, financial, and other forms of suffering gnaws at me day and night. Not suffering itself, although I've tasted it, as much as the fear of suffering. I just can't process it rationally.

So I just middle through I suppose.

南無阿弥陀仏。南無観世音菩薩。