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Buddhism teaches that there are four Noble Truths. The first of these truths is that Life means Suffering. How true that is!

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Image of stormy waves at sea.Buddhism teaches that there are four Noble Truths. The first of these truths is that Life means Suffering. How true that is!

In our entire lifetime we will witness sickness, disappointment, depression, rejection, injury, pain, loss, emotional abandonment, weakness, sadness, anger, jealousy, ┬áthe death of all of our loved ones, and eventually our own death. Truly to live is to suffer. It is part of the whole. Sometimes when we are experiencing a phase of life’s suffering we get engulfed in it and swept away like a piece of driftwood riding on a stormy wave. It is difficult to remove ourself and see that we are on the wave and that the wave is sweeping us away. It seems like no mattter what, nothing will ever get better and that everything is horrible and we will eventually sink to the bottom of the sea.

Life means Suffering. To most Christians this is a dark and foreboding thought. To hear that life equals pain and misery is hard to stomach and makes the human mind want to give up and not care anymore. But in reality, Life means Suffering is a truth that is not dark, it just simply ‘is’. Know that everyone and everything around you will suffer in life. There is no way out of it as long as you are caught in the cycle of life’s Karma.

The next post will be about The Second Noble Truth and where that originates.

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