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  At Savatthi. Then the Venerable Suradha approached the Buddha...and said to him:

"Venerable sir, how should one know, how should one see so that, in regard to this body
with consciousness and in regard to all external signs, the... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: "THEY" ARE SUFFERING, SO HOW SHOULD "I" FEEL ABOUT IT?
vertical line Posted on Dec.02.2018 @ 09:00PM EDT by so_teh
Generally it's all about your own attitude.

You're not responsible for surviving someone else's suffering.

Just look away from the portrayals of suffering you see everywhere.

In reality, suffering heals itself.

If you're faced with a suffering situation the action you should take is nearly always clear.

Generally the one who suffers isn't clear about what is happening or they are clear about what is happening. But if we are witnessing real suffering, not some portrayal, you know what to do. It's built-in our nature.




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Dec.04.2018
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Dec.05.2018
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vertical line What is the difference between real and portrayal of suffering?

From my experience suffering is real to the person suffering
However, for me, it has become a choice of suffering or surviving
Example is tooth ache. It is pain. It hurts.
But, suffering is the mental focus upon the pain
Surviving the pain is just getting through it with minimal focus upon the pain

It isn't that suffering isn't real
But, it is a choice upon which the person doing the suffering has made.
What another person feels is also a choice
Do you wish to empathize or not?
Do you want to take action or not?
Are you making these choices or is it a knee jerk reaction?
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Reply from so_teh
Dec.05.2018
06:31PM EDT 
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vertical line If the media is portraying a story of a suffering situation I may be touched but not affected directly.

If I were there experiencing the suffering I would know the suffering first hand.

So, how should one feel about suffering when it is being portrayed indirectly through reading, watching or listening or how would one feel about suffering if he is experiencing it directly?

I think we should be clear of the difference because there is a lot that is portrayed through the source's we have available to us today. The lines can get fuzzy between our actual experience of suffering and the suffering we read, hear and listen too.



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Dec.06.2018
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vertical line Suffering is not real.i don't know if happiness.
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