DAY 49 – From Suffering To Compassion

In this snippet, from the book You Are Here, Thich Nhat Hanh discusses the relationship between suffering, compassion, love and happiness.

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19 thoughts on “DAY 49 – From Suffering To Compassion

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog, great to meet you. I am enjoying your pages too. Good luck with all you do and drop by again soon and we can chat. I shall pop in again soon too. Enjoy your day and your music.

  2. So nice 🙂 I tried finding a quote by Osho, on of my favourite “gurus”, about how on should celebrate everything – also suffering. I did not find the words I was looking for because there are so many different sites on this matter (and his words have been translated by many different people and he has a way of contradicting)… I happened to read a couple of his books some years back and loved it, but now my morning coffee is gone – and I has still no great quote for this comment 😦

    • Then I found a long one: Remember, one who enjoys more is bound to suffer more because he becomes very sensitive. But suffering is not bad. If you understand it rightly, suffering is a cleansing. If you understand it rightly, sadness has a depth to it which no happiness can ever have. A person who is simply happy is always superficial. A person who has not known sorrow and has not known sadness, has not known the depths. He has not touched the bottom of his being; he has remained just on the periphery. One has to move within these two banks. Within these two banks flows the river. -Osho

      • Wow this is very interestingly put and very powerful. I have never thought about it this way before, specifically the depth of sadness or negative emotions. I will check out more about him, thank you for finding this and sharing!

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  4. Very Wise! I love this post! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I LOVE yours its groovy!!! LOL Who says that anymore? it’s the only word I can think of!
    It’s Yen – Yang of things that statement. Can’t have one with out the other. All we can hope is the pain that we suffer through inorder to grow is an easy lesson!

    • Thank you so much Sherry I really appreciate your kind words and thank you for passing through here. I will have plenty more posts and I’m always open for discussion 🙂 Have a great day.

  5. Hey – Thanks for checking out my blog – yours is really cool. My friend used to always talk to me about TNH before he moved away – it was like getting a little visit from him!

    • You’re very welcome and thank you for visiting my page, I’m really glad you connected with this post, he has a way of extracting the most profound concepts from the most simple ones. Have a great day!

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