Recipe For Suffering


"I feel great compassion not for those who die, but rather for the inherently broken way we’re socially conditioned to view death. We’re taught to root ourselves to the temporary....

— the perfect recipe for guaranteed suffering."

~ Steve Pavlina

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14 comments:

  1. Hi Surjit,

    That's a very nice quote!
    Thanks for this post.

    Indeed, many are storing up treasure on earth which would not last but are sources of suffering instead!

    "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown." - (1 Corinthians 9:24-25)

    Let's remember to focus on things that last!

    Blessings to you Surjit.

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  2. hi surjit thx for that post i think many people need to deal more wisely with their suffers
    best wishes

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  3. Sam Chan, your words of wisdom have made my post more meaningful:
    '....many are storing up treasure on earth which would not last but are sources of suffering instead!.
    .....they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown." - (1 Corinthians 9:24-25)
    I have got great admiration for your insights.
    Thanks. God bless you.

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  4. Thanks Lilifxt, for sharing your views.I really value your participation.
    God bless.

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  5. Great post!Something for us to think about!
    best wishes

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  6. Hi Surjit!

    Yes! Attaching ourselves and clinging to the temporary states of our lives is a path to confirmed suffering.

    I share one good quote by Charles Darwin that I am very fond of:

    "It's now the strongest who survive; nor the most intelligent. But those more responsive to Change."

    Blessings!

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  7. Thanks Anits, for sharing your views.
    My best wishes.

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  8. Great words of wisdom, Water Learner:
    '...Attaching ourselves and clinging to the temporary states of our lives is a path to confirmed suffering...'
    Thanks for sharing your views.Your comments make my posts more meaningful.
    God bless you.

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  10. Surjit,
    I think it's not just the conditioning of the 'viewing' of death, but many of the rituals that still surround death that are also incredible destructive. We should celebrate life, and when someone dies, we should celbrate their life, not whisper in hushed tones of their life.
    Martha

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  11. Hi surjit...

    I like how this is phrased...

    "The broken way we view death."

    Very powerful!

    Jen

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  12. Thanks Jennifer for your appreciation.Your words always motivate me.
    Good luck.

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  13. I've seen some who were so consumed by the thought of their death that they could not just go ahead and enjoy what live they had thereby making it more meaningful while they are here.

    I'm happy I don't have to live with those views.

    Thank you Surjit.

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  14. Yes, you are right Roobyshooz. Thanks for adding your meaningful views.Good luck.

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