Life Means Suffering

SufferingThe great Siddharta Gautama uttered one sentence, which sounds so pessimistic, yet is so true. Life Means Suffering, now before you start to scream your arguments and try to prove me wrong, keep this in mind. What happens during birth? You scream of suffering. What happens during life? You suffer from sickness. Death? Your suffer from pain.

Life is full of suffering, the human nature is not perfect and neither is the nature of the world we live in. During our lifetime we have to suffer through all of the physical strains. Pain, sickness, injury, tiredness, old age and eventually death. The psychological. Sadness, fear, frustration, disappointment and depression. We see that there are different degrees of suffering, and that there are also positive experiences that we perceive as the opposite of suffering. Such as ease, comfort and happiness.

Life in it’s totality is imperfect and incomplete, because we and the world we live in is subject to impermanence. We are never able to keep permanently what we strive for, and just happy moments pass by. We, ourselves, and our loved ones, will pass away one day too.

//Dhammapada

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