The suffering need not be mine But the very presence of suffering Depresses me to no end What kind of a man is he who Continues with his life gleefully Despite seeing suffering all around And what kind of a God is he who Despite being compassionate is helpless Don’t give me the goddamned yin-yang … Continue reading Shangri-La
Let the body suffer A thousand blows Let the mind suffer A thousand hurts I am only the spirit Untouched by it all Only a mere witness To all that happens But I forget often This simple Truth And seemingly suffer.
One way of looking at the whole drama of human life is to see it as one of the avoidance of suffering and the attainment of happiness. Be it a young person seeking a job, a young parent raising a child, a middle-aged person taking care of aged parents, all of those actions and endeavours … Continue reading My Two Cents on the Purpose of Life
by Jack Engler When we practice mindfulness meditation, many things arise in awareness. We typically turn our attention to each thing in turn—different thoughts, feelings, body sensations, states of mind. We often don’t turn our attention to that which is doing the observing, that which seems to be doing the thinking, that which is aware. This … Continue reading Seeking the Seeker
Check out this good article on how suffering can be avoided through acceptance of "what is": http://www.thestillflame.com/non-resistance/
If you look at yourself in your moments of pleasure or pain, you will invariably find that it is not the thing in itself that is pleasant or painful, but the situation of which it is a part. Pleasure lies in the relationship between the enjoyer and the enjoyed. And the essence of it is … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Pleasure and Pain
Here is the link to a well-written article on how to end suffering. It mainly talks about acceptance and living in the now. https://randommusings2020.wordpress.com/how-to-end-suffering/