Monday, September 2, 2013

Seven Approaches to end Suffering

Join in the fun at WriteTribe Festival of Words – a seven day blogging challenge – 1st September to 7th September 2013.

The theme is to write about seven wonderful things that help shape our lives. 

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Today, I talk about the Period of Suffering.

If there is no agony or pain in our lives, man will not be able to reflect on his blessings and move ahead in life.

Pain shows a spiritual path. This path is born only out of suffering, pain, disappointment and confusion. It eventually triggers an inner realization, and a deeper reality beckons as man heads towards a stable, simple and substantial life. This gives him the true meaning of LIFE while allowing him to treasure inner peace within him.

Gautama Buddha could not see the suffering around him, and he left his jewels and comforts in the palace to find a solution for all the pain and agony in the world.
Result: He found Nirvana.

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ― Kahlil Gibran


Hardships visit us all. It is the challenge on how to overcome the anguish that makes us continue living this life.

The well-known seven approaches to end the suffering in an individual are:
  • Stillness: Mind is a notorious organ and once that is brought under control by identifying your suffering. You can get the perception on your pain by creating awareness within yourself.
  • Scope: Finding the magnitude of your suffering is significant. This will help you be conscious of your pain and know the reason behind it.
  • Source: Once the range of suffering is identified by a still mind. You can find the reason behind your pain.
  • Stable: Being resistant on how to end the suffering can help an individual stay determined and focussed on his goal.
  • Staunch: Being resolute to this pain can be an important asset to your life.
  • Separate off: Cutting the chords off with pain can make you unattached to its results. Thus, allowing you to live in the present under any given circumstances.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi

  • Self-heal: Heal thy self by absorbing the principles of life. This is necessary to enjoy peace within you.

Mantra for today: Sufferings can have The End or The Beginning based on our attitude in Life.
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