i know that the buddhist belief system does put important on pain and suffering. growing up i encountered some pretty traumatic experiences..but the ages of 18-19...that one year.....was the worst year of my life...i cant believe i didnt commit suicide sometimes, no im not suicidal but those times were THAT BAD...i had no hope...nothing...everything that was in me was ripped out and devoured n omatter what i did......but i grew from it...omg i grew from it..looking back i wouldnt change a thing, it taught me SOOO MUCH, so many life lessons im happy it happened now because i dont think i would look at life and my family the way i do now without that year of torment.
is this something that somehow falls into that buddhist perspective of pain and suffering?
Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
I'm not Buddhist, but my understanding is that Buddhists - in a nutshell - believe that pain in this life is inevitable, but that suffering is not. It is our attachments that lead to suffering.
Answer by Collinsky at 2:05 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
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Answer by JCRestoredme at 2:32 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
"is this something that somehow falls into that buddhist perspective of pain and suffering?"
It sure does. :-)
Answer by Laura1229 at 2:59 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
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