Why Suffering is a Good Thing

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Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Post by dionisos » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:10 pm

Suffering is intrinsically bad.
Sometime, it could be instrumentally good, but the only case i see, is when it is used to avoid a worse suffering.

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Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Post by Dalek Prime » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:34 pm

Jaded Sage wrote:I want you to know there is an end to the type of suffering you describe, and I for one, have achieved it, thanks to the 4 Noble Truths. It is possible.
Are you a parent, JS? If you are, you've begun a new cycle of harm and suffering. If not, you have truly ended harm and suffering, and I commend you.

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Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Post by Jaded Sage » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:13 pm

Dalek Prime wrote:
Jaded Sage wrote:I want you to know there is an end to the type of suffering you describe, and I for one, have achieved it, thanks to the 4 Noble Truths. It is possible.
Are you a parent, JS? If you are, you've begun a new cycle of harm and suffering. If not, you have truly ended harm and suffering, and I commend you.
Nope, I'm not. But I totally agree. Actually, this helped me in my decision not to have kids quite a bit. I appreciate it.

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Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Post by Dalek Prime » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:22 pm

Jaded Sage wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:
Jaded Sage wrote:I want you to know there is an end to the type of suffering you describe, and I for one, have achieved it, thanks to the 4 Noble Truths. It is possible.
Are you a parent, JS? If you are, you've begun a new cycle of harm and suffering. If not, you have truly ended harm and suffering, and I commend you.
Nope, I'm not. But I totally agree. Actually, this helped me in my decision not to have kids quite a bit. I appreciate it.
I'm super impressed. Good on you, JS!

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Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Post by osgart » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:00 am

Suffering isnt just feeling pain. Its facing your pain with courage. So that way wandering lands is entirely right.
Suffering is an art. Its looking at your pain as a detective and being honest with yourself.
Otherwise your masking the pain and it is still there.
Suffering is how we come to know ourselves. Suffering is work.
Just feeling pain is good to heal. But you must suffer it to grow.
Like the death of a loved one. After suffering it you start celebrating the person who died and they live on in your heart and their life is meaningful and alive even though their dead.

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Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:05 am

WanderingLands wrote:Here's why suffering is actually a good thing that could happen to a person.

The reason(s) why suffering is actually good for a person is because it is part of a process of thinking and the start of a long spiritual path to Enlightenment and Liberation from the Material world.
Being liberated from the material world is the same as DEATH, and there is no reason to suffer to die.
A bullet in the head is apparently one good way.
Or sitting in your garage with the car running is completely painless.
Death is a end to suffering, so you have the whole thing backwards.

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Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Post by Walker » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:53 pm

osgart wrote:Suffering isnt just feeling pain. Its facing your pain with courage. So that way wandering lands is entirely right.
Suffering is an art. Its looking at your pain as a detective and being honest with yourself.
Otherwise your masking the pain and it is still there.
Suffering is how we come to know ourselves. Suffering is work.
Just feeling pain is good to heal. But you must suffer it to grow.
Like the death of a loved one. After suffering it you start celebrating the person who died and they live on in your heart and their life is meaningful and alive even though their dead.
The shenanigans in this link corrupts the worth of suffering.

This is what happens when freedom of speech is equated with freedom of expression.

Perhaps it's performance art:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG2QBeIRfvc

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Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Post by GreatandWiseTrixie » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:16 pm

WanderingLands wrote:
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:40 am
I believe that judging from my own dark experiences of alienation and loneliness, and from reading up on Eastern Philosophy aswell as Western Philosophy (Stoicism and a bit of Existentialism), that everybody has this huge void metaphorically inside themselves. It is a void of wanting something, but not being able or having the strength to look deep into what it is.
I had this void too. This void was not having lesbian porn in my life. See my thread called "I tried to watch porn but." But lesbian porn did not satisfy this void, for it was 240p at first, and had annoying voice acting. The only thing that will satisfy this void is if I myself, am a Lesbian inside of a Virtual reality anime, with real sensory feeling, preferably designed by Bandai Namco games, or SEGA.

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