Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Freedom from All Suffering

When you are free from all suffering, it does not necessarily mean you will never again suffer. However, once you are free from all suffering, suffering will never be able to imprison you again.

You are free to leave the prison of suffering any time. The gates are not locked.

The question faced while suffering occurs is no longer "Why am I suffering," but "Will I suffer through this or not?"


  1. well put, one of the best timed reminders I've ever had

  2. R.O.

    I worship you.


  3. Anon: It's not my fault! I've been doing magic again, for real and in the flesh with talismans and tools and everything, and it's left me all guru-ey and full of insight.

    I'm positively transcendent.

    Don't worry, this too shall pass. :D

  4. I don't know, man. I think there's another step beyond that, and that's when we suffer to be able to say "Oh, good, suffering. What can I use this suffering for?" I don't get there often, but when I do, the idea of being "free" of suffering in any sense is kind of ridiculous. It's like a carpenter wanting to be free of her hammer.

  5. Love it.

    Next up, if you wouldn't mind lifting my X-Wing out of that swamp, please? :)


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