In yesterday's blog post I wrote about the contra mundum Christian worldview, of how it has resulted in the persecution of believers in times past, and will likely lead to persecution of Christians in the days ahead. Somehow the personality enters into and changes the very nature of each personâs suffering so that no two people are really the same. Suffering is an all-encompassing phenomenon, and it includes forms of suffering the sufferer is not even aware of. The deal with suffering guru replied - No, right now there may be 20 poor people suffering but if you give your money away in their aid there will only then be 21 people suffering. So make a diligent search for meaning; it will change your life and the way you look at suffering. In order to handle suffering with inner joy and tranquillity, we must be able to look ahead to God's purposes and reasons for suffering. Significantly, suffering can help open us to our own weakness, helplessness, and poverty.
Instead, learn to observe suffering as a detached but compassionate observer, and use the skills you develop to deal effectively with the suffering around you. But according to the teachings of the Buddha, a perfect way to free ourselves from suffering, is to relieve the sufferings of the mind and consequently the suffering of the body. And how Jesus is the one who removes our transgressions and gives us hope of eternal life where there is no Suffering. The reason is that for the Buddhist the practical aspect of sin and suffering might make sense to them rather than the theoretical aspect. I think the problem is that I didn't know what you meant by meta suffering at that time, so I was unable to evaluate the claim that the topic is valuable to most people. The mistakes we make in life teach us not to repeat the same error again or show us how to deal with the same kind of situation should it come up again.
Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, it is very difficult to suppress pain and suffering constantly. Another common sign of anxiety are nervous actions, such as biting your nails or grinding your jaw. Therefore we must be clear that our text from 1 Peter is not saying (nor are other passages) that believers should have an elitist or masochistic attitude regarding suffering.
Suffering occurs in the lives of sentient beings in numerous manners, and often dramatically. Knowing a tiny bit of their pain, and the real danger that they are in, can move our hearts to do something to alleviate their suffering. The ultimate and primary blame for suffering rests on Satan who tempts people to sin and thereby brought sin into the world. Hinduism identifies desires and demonic nature as the root cause of human suffering and the resultant bondage to the cycle of births and deaths as the ultimate suffering. The notion of altruism and of vicarious suffering is very close to the heart of suffering as the means of sanctification. This is the start of your life as a Christian, and it's the right way to live now and the only way to live in that promised world that will be free from tears, death, mourning, dying, and pain. In family relations, in health-related concerns, in poverty or in prosperity, none of us has immunity from pain and suffering.
When you take those chances to appreciate the suffering of someone else, you may notice it feels completely different than the normal sympathetic reaction of getting upset, or consoling. Suffering can be your invitation to observe, witness, detach and let go of your attachments, should you wish that. It is the wealth of a spirit intent upon eliminating suffering and spreading joy, and which has become immune to its own suffering. But what is so remarkable about Edel's spirit of joy is that it was accompanied by an incredible degree of suffering.