Saturday, December 13, 2014

Pain vs. Suffering

"The Difference Between Pain and Suffering

There is a Buddhist teaching that says that when you get hurt, say, by an arrow, that is pain. The arrow hitting your arm, it hurts. Pain. However, there is a second arrow, which is your reaction to the arrow, the getting angry, the planning revenge, that is beyond pain, that is suffering."

Excerpt from:
8 Zen Master Stories That Illustrate Important Truths
Claudia Azula Altucher


I had a moment of truth while reading this...when I can express it in words I will.  In the meantime read this slowly, take your time to really digest it.  Then let it "percolate"...who knows what will happen for you!

Read this article and see if it resonates for you:  reality
Title of Article:  Consciousness in the Cosmos by Ervin Laslo

Enlightenment or Ego??

Well I realized today just how many of us think we are seeking some spiritual enlightenment but we are actually working from a place firmly rooted in is only when we completely surrender and recognize that ego will always fail that we have a chance.

Take a look at this article for a more complete explanation: