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Old 02-04-2024, 07:26 PM
Miss Hepburn Miss Hepburn is offline
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Originally Posted by green1
Saying that there is value in suffering would be inviting it.
Well, wasn't that a clever sentence. I wonder what people will say to that! :)
Jesus and Buddhism seem to want less or no suffering.

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Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones, which at best is a nest of troubles.
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Old 02-04-2024, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Miss Hepburn
Well, wasn't that a clever sentence. I wonder what people will say to that! :)
Jesus and Buddhism seem to want less or nosuffering.
Thanks Miss Hepburn!
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Old 03-04-2024, 11:18 AM
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A certain amount of suffering or psychological pain is useful when one has made an error or mistake or produced undesirable results.

It will help one to introspect and course correct oneself.

For example, feeling pain over undesirable habits can help one self-motivate oneself to get rid of them and replace with desirable habits.

However excessive suffering or psychological pain should be avoided as they can cause psychological damage and is unhealthy. Carl Jung had stated that such people can even inflict harm on others.

“The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. ~ Carl Jung

Suffering is sometimes emphasized a lot by some Christians, ignoring Jesus's teachings and proverbs on happiness and contentment, imho.
When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always. ~ Swami Satchidananda

Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost.~ Buddha AN 10.1

If you do right, irrespective of what the other does, it will slow down the (turbulent) mind. ~ Rajini Menon
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Old 03-04-2024, 11:28 AM
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That is called Munchausen syndrome or Munchausen by proxi if you do it to someone else

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