Suffering



Human suffering happens every day, everywhere, in many types and ways all around us.
Now the question arises why do we suffer? I think we suffer because of:


*Being united with what is not liked......
*Separation from what is liked ....

*Not getting what one wants... (Please add any other cause of suffering if you have in your mind)

There is a famous quote:


"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."






Now, do we have solution to this mystery or suffering is the hall mark of human tribe?

Please share your views.


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26 comments:

  1. Hi Surjit...

    Ahhh if we could only overcome the suffering and sorrows of our world.

    Sometimes it seems just too much to bear.

    I get the sense that "fear" is also at the root of some suffering... fear of life, of oneself, of the unknown.

    I also think there are some who have neurological/hormonal/chemical challenges that create deep pain.

    Regardless of how or why we suffer, we come together as we share our emotions. Through the common experiences of pain, sorrow, joy, happiness, etc. etc. emerge compassion, care, and love.

    One thing I would add... "Humankind constitutes a great human family." We are brothers and sisters, all.

    Thanks for this post Surjit!

    Blessings,

    Jennier

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  2. I fully agree with your profound thoughts:
    '...Regardless of how or why we suffer, we come together as we share our emotions. Through the common experiences of pain, sorrow, joy, happiness, etc. etc. emerge compassion, care, and love...'
    Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom.My best wishes.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  3. such a thot provoking place..it really inspires...i used to hear sometimes the shabds from my sikh friend and really wanted someone to explain those to me..thanks :)

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  4. Thanks Dream Catcher, for your nice and encourgaing words.I am glad that you have liked my simple blog.
    Shabad means..(Word) and Word here means God.Suppose the world finishes,Shabad (Word) will remain.
    My best wishes to you.

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  5. In some ways suffering is one of the great mysteries in life. In other ways I do know that suffering makes the good things that much more valuable to us. We all must suffer sometimes this is a fact of life that most of us would be more than happy to live without and yet it makes us who we are. When I look back through all of my pain and suffering I am grateful now for it has brought me full circle to the person I've grown to be. Of course I learned to work with it and not against it. That is the key there. I still need to remind myself of that lesson though when suffering first hits.

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  6. Sujit,
    That's weird -- I left you a comment, and it went over to an old post on Jennifer's blog !

    I think suffering is totally pointless...

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  7. Surjit, your blog isn't "simple" at all. Your thoughts and posts are very deep and make us all think. It's really a pleasure to drop by :)
    I totally agree with Desiree on this: "When I look back through all of my pain and suffering I am grateful now for it has brought me full circle to the person I've grown to be."
    Take care,
    W.

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  8. Blogrolled ya :) every piece is like gems in there own.. bahut vadiya :)

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  9. Surjit I know you are a humble man...but you have helped so many, and, you have been tagged as 1 of the truly great thinkers. I know it is difficult but please follow this link and then choose your 5. You truly do deserve this!

    http://www.thethinkingblog.com/2007/02/thinking-blogger-awards_11.html

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  10. '.....I am grateful now for it has brought me full circle to the person.....'
    Yes Desiree,you are right.But we must learn to be grateful during the 'period' of suffering rather than after it is over.If it is done,then the impact of suffering will be far far less.
    Thanks for takig out some time to share your valuable views.
    Best wishes.

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  11. Thanks Loving Annie,for sharing your thoughts.Good luck.

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  12. Yes Wonder, I do agree with you and Desiree.Thanks for your nice words about my blog.I value your particpation.
    My best wishes.

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  13. Thanks Dream Catcher,for your motivating words about my blog and support.
    My best wisshes.

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  14. Thanks Moon Danzer,for your nice words and your continous support.You particpation has been a source of great motivation for me.
    My best wishes.

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  15. Suffering is a part of life that I wish I could do without. Unfortunately I now know that it is a part of life. At times I wish that I was little again and my parents could take it away with just one hug or kiss. However being an adult that is just not the case any longer. One part sticks out to me in particular,
    Separation from what is liked ..
    I hate that this causes suffering.
    Good post, I enjoyed reading this. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  16. My suffering is God's signature in my life. It is written legibly on every page of it. It assures of me His love and this is what makes me special. May His love be yours always.

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  17. Thanks Kates, for sharing your true life experiences.But 'sufferings' are another way of God to make us better human beings.We must, therefore, take them as His Blessings.
    My best wishes.

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  18. ...'My suffering is God's signature in my life..'
    I fully agree with your words Norie.Very few people realise sufferings as His Blessings.You are Blessed.
    Thanks for sharing your insightful thoughts.
    My best wishes.

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  19. Hi Surjit,
    I believe many of us could learn a great deal of lessons through suffering. Thus, it may not be totally bad.

    A lot of time, we suffer because of our own doing! - our wants makes us think and when we put in the wrong actions, that how suffering can starts!

    Everything we do we need to pay the price (not necessary money). It just that we do not like the answer.

    Imagine a thief will still continue stealing because he think it is the easiest way to get money. Even though deep down inside him/her knows that it is wrong. However, by rationalize (need to feed family, situation causes it, etc.) the person might still think it is okay and might comment that it is too bad and indeed just feel sorry (not smart enough) if ever get caught. Then, when get caught, even the entire family suffers.

    I like this quotes:
    "Forget difficulties, but not the lessons learned from them."

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  20. Yes Sam,sufferings are another way of God to put us on the right path.When a child does somethig wrong,parents scold him or even sometimes punish the child.But it does not mean that parents are against the child or they do not love him.It is just to show him the right path.
    Similarly we learn a lot from sufferings or adverse circumstances.We must take them as a boon.
    Thanks Sam Chan, for sharing your beautiful thoughts.
    Good luck

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  21. I have been blessed so far to live without suffering. My heart goes out to people in pain who want nothing more than to simply be without pain. Just like we should focus our efforts on the poorest among us, we should also attend to those who are suffering the most. If only the worlds leaders gave more thought to what suffering their actions may bring, there would be less of it.

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  22. John, I fully agree with your views:..
    'If only the worlds leaders gave more thought to what suffering their actions may bring, there would be less of it... But at the same time...
    'we should focus our efforts on the poorest among us,'.. Thanks for your great words of wisdom.My best wishes.

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  23. yes..we should be grateful with our lives..anything that happens must be something behind it that we would never know..

    sometimes, what we think is the best for us is actually not, and what we dont like is actually the best for us.. He knows best ;)

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  24. Amirafarhana,I agree with your words of wisdom:
    .....'sometimes, what we think is the best for us is actually not, and what we dont like is actually the best for us.. He knows best..'

    Thanks for sharing your insightful views.
    My best wishes.

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  25. AnonymousJune 15, 2007

    Suffer is the word, which people wants to avoid in their life. But no one knows what is the value of happiness if they never face sorrows. Suffering is not concerned to anything but its concern to materialist world, which is now based on give and take. If we considered to make other happy without any return, then there is nothing to suffer, becz. u know how to make other happy and u enjoy ur life in their happiness.....

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  26. You are right,Anonymous.But avoiding the word 'suffer' will not change the reality.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughtful views.
    My best wishes.

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