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Quotes Tagged ‘suffering’

“Aware that looking deeply at the nature of suffering can help us develop compassion and find ways out of suffering; we are determined not to avoid or close our eyes before suffering. We are committed to finding ways, including personal contact, images, and sounds, to be with those who suffer so we can understand their situation deeply and help them transform their suffering into compassion, peace and joy.”

by Thich Nhat Hanh
Tags: compassion, suffering, Thich Nhat Hanh



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“If you suffer and make your loved ones suffer, there is nothing that can justify your desire.”

by Thich Nhat Hanh from The Art of Power
Tags: desire, suffering, Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power



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“Somehow, we pattern life in a way that never allows us enough time to actually taste its flavor. There is continual busyness, continual searching for the next moment, a continual grasping quality to life. That is dukkha, the First Noble Truth. Understanding and confronting suffering is the first step.”

by Chogyam Trungpa
Tags: busyness, dukkha, suffering, understanding, buddhism



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“Free yourself from pleasure and pain. For in craving pleasure or in nursing pain there is only sorrow.”

by Buddha from Dhammapada
Tags: pain, pleasure, equanimity, nonattachment, passion, wanting, suffering



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“We don't even have to call it suffering anymore, we don't even have to call it discomfort. It's simply coming to know the fieriness of fire, the wildness of wind, the turbulence of water, the upheaval of earth, as well as the warmth of fire, the coolness and smoothness of water, the gentleness of the breezes, and the goodness, solidness, and dependability of the earth.”

by Pema Chodron from The Wisdom of No Escape
Tags: suffering, first noble truth, essence, elements



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“Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are.”

by Allan Lokos
Tags: suffering, different, change



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“When man's vision becomes one-sided and he is caught by the binding influence of the phenomenal world to the exclusion of the absolute phase of Reality, when he is thus confined within the ever-changing phases of existence, his life loses stability and he begins to suffer.”

by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from Bhagavad Gita
Tags: Bhagavad Gita, suffering, Realtiy



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