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On Apr 8, 2023Jagdish P Dave wrote :
Life is not always a bed of roses. It has also painful thorns. The Buddha mkes a wise reflection on suffering. He calls it a noble truth. Why do we suffer? What or who causes suffering? Once we know the cause of suffering, we can learn about suffering and when we apply this knowing, we can be free from our self-created suffering. Then thers is no blamimg, no fighting, no denying. We free ourselves from the grip of suffering. This is the way of being enlightened.
Knowing the cause of suffering is the way of reducing or becoming free from the self-caused suffering. Knowin is onething. Practicing and implementing is another thing. I know the path of ending the suffering. However, there are times when I have missed the mark and caused suffering to me and to others who have loved me unconditionally. I have related to my suffering compassionately and this knowing has helped me not to create my own suffering and that way I do not cause suffering in others who love me.
Being honest and authentic with my own self, being loyal to my own self, and relating to my self and others who might have caused suffering to me compassionately has been liberating me from my pain and suffering.
Jagdish P Dave