Right now, what human beings are suffering is not their bondage, they are suffering their freedom. If you suffer your bondage, that is alright, but if you suffer your freedom that is a tragedy
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.
Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love.
Victory is the child of struggle... joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of sacrifice.
Once you have come as a human, you are not trapped anymore, other creatures are trapped in their own instincts, beyond that they cannot think, you have instincts for survival, but you have the possibility of going beyond instincts
Life + Suffering quotes ⇑Life Quotes
At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.
When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.
Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.
Enormous potential and possibilities are destroyed in your life by the fear of suffering
Through every trial, we grow. All suffering we experience has a meaning. Though it seems very cruel, it is like the fire that smelts the iron ore: the steel that emerges from that furnace is beautifully strong, useful for many purposes
What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.
the moment unwillingness comes, even if the most beautiful thing is happening to you, it feels like you are being buggered by life. You are unwilling, but we will push you into heaven - you will suffer.
People are capable of suffering just about anything- this is the nature of the intellect. Once you're into the intellect, this is how life is. If you're below the intellect, you won't suffer so much. if you're above the intellect, you're a Buddha. If you're below the intellect, maybe we can call you Buddhu
Whether it's education, marriage, work, career, business, whatever - all these things are extra fittings to our lives to make it better. You would want to add something which makes you more beautiful. But people cling to these add-ons so badly that the burden of carrying extra fittings all over the place becomes painful everything seems exploitative
you are suffering every aspect of life, it does not mean there is something wrong with life, it just means you are only half alive to life; only one part of you is alive, the other part is yet to become alive. Being half alive is always torturous. It doesn't matter where you are, in what kind of situation you are, if you are half alive it is torturous
Mental suffering essentially comes from a loss of perspective as to what life is all about.
Life is neither suffering nor is it joy - you can make it whatever you want.
Suffering happens essentially because most human beings have lost perspective as to what this life is about. Their psychological process has become far larger than the existential process
Any sensitive human being is bound to be wounded when he knows only the dualities of life; when he does not know the other dimension.
About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.
If anything happens that you think should not happen, you will suffer. You want the whole existence to happen the way you think it should, it will never be so
It is extremely important that successful people send a clear message that success is a beautiful thing, it is not a suffering, it is not a miserable thing to do in your life
Don't carry the experience of life as a wound - let it become wisdom. The harder life's been on you, the sooner you should become wise
Short + Suffering quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.
If joy is not the ambiance of your life, even life's most pleasurable activities become burdensome
Entering the spiritual path means you have become conscious of your suffering
Suffering is not showered upon us, it is manufactured. And the manufacturing unit is in your mind
More people in the world are suffering from indigestion than of hunger. Unfortunately, that's the reality.
I can create easy situation for you, or difficult situation for you. But suffering is your choice
External circumstances can only cause you physical pain. Suffering is created in your mind.
Suffering is not inevitable. Suffering is self-created.
Your trauma creates you.
But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.
All suffering Quotes ⇑
Human beings are not suffering their bondage, they are suffering their freedom
Once there is a distance between you and your body, once there is a distance between you and your mind this is the end of suffering, this being cannot suffer any more; question of conflict doesn't arise.
When you resist change, you resist the fundamental process of life & invariably you'll invite all kinds of suffering
The fear of suffering makes your life a half step. Freedom from the fear of suffering is needed for a full-stride life
True religion are those immutable principles that protect man permanently from the threefold suffering of disease, unhappiness, and ignorance
Suffering is a good teacher to those who are quick and willing to learn from it. But it becomes a tyrant to those who resist and resent.
It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.
Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough, you learn to like the taste.
Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.
Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It's what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don't let them take that from you.
Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
In a perverse way, I was glad for the stitches, glad it would show, that there would be scars. What was the point in just being hurt on the inside? It should bloody well show.
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Very few people transcend out of their intelligence, most people have to be thrashed by life; only then they will transcend
How you are, should never be determined by how somebody else is. Once you allow that, you will remain a slave to somebody all your life because they will decide whether you'll be happy or unhappy.
Is there some aspect of life that human beings are not suffering? If they are poor they suffer their poverty. You make them affluent they suffer that. If they are uneducated they suffer that. If you make them educated they suffer that. If they are unmarried they suffer that. You get them married.. If they don't have children they suffer that. If they have..
We are the only creature on the planet which has the freedom to shape its own life. It's this freedom which human beings are suffering. If one is suffering bondages then it's not a problem. If one is suffering freedom then it's a disaster
If I give you a sharp knife, if you hold it on the wrong end, if you hold it the harder, more you hold it, it hurts more. That's all you are suffering- your own intelligence.
Your suffering is always about that which does not exist.. If you were rooted in reality, there would be no fear
Generally, successful people are becoming miserable. We are sending out a message: 'Success is suffering.' That's dangerous
People who have failed in their lives are suffering their failure. People who have succeeded in their life are suffering their success. If you suffer your failure, it is okay, if you start suffering your success, that is the real tragedy of life.
People are capable of suffering just about anything. If you send them to heaven they will suffer because they will miss hell.
In the name and guise of fulfilling one's needs, ego lures man to continuous seeking of self-satisfaction, resulting in suffering and vexation
It is important to avoid identification with pain or anger or any kind of mental or physical suffering that comes
Stage actors do not bemoan their particular parts, but enact their roles to the best of their ability, knowing they are temporary portrayals. Do you see? It is only when we take life too seriously that we suffer.
When suffering comes it is more difficult to detach your consciousness from identification with the body; so be wise and make the effort now, while you have strength and health
You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism.
The Greek word for "return" is nostos. Algos means "suffering." So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.
The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.
I can't go on, I'll go on.
There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.
On the one hand maybe I've remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.
You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.
Misery is caused by you because you are unconscious of what you are doing, because your body and mind are not in your control, that is why you are causing misery.
Freedom is a Benediction if you are aware, Freedom is a curse if you are unaware. Humanity is suffering the Freedom, not Bondage, there is a way out of Bondage, there is no way out of Freedom.
With your actions, if you are turning yourself against yourself, because you do things senselessly & you are not doing things by choice simply because you have given in to a certain aspect of your body or emotion or something, then definitely you will bring suffering to yourself
If you're suffering anything which does not exist, it amounts to insanity, isn't it? People are always suffering either what happened yesterday or what may happen tomorrow. So your suffering is always about that which does not exist
People are capable of suffering just about anything in the world, If you're not educated, you will suffer that. If you get educated, you suffer that. If you don't find a job, you'll suffer that. If you find a job, you suffer that. If you're not married, you'll suffer that. If you get married, you suffer that. If you don't have children, you suffer that..
To avoid suffering, people are inventing many ways to go below the intellect. Excessive eating, alcohol, excessive indulgence in physical pleasures.. you're trying to avoid the torment of the intellect for some time, but then life will catch up with you with more intensity. The only way out for this is to evolve beyond the intellect.
It's unfortunate that injustice, subjugation and many levels of cruelty generates wonderful men. We have to find a way to generate such men when there is no strife, when there is no subjugation, when there is no injustice.
How many varieties of suffering human beings have invented for themselves is absolutely incredible. Actually you could find employment in hell, because if you are so good at torturing yourself, you could be very good at torturing other people.
Every action will produce a certain kind of consequence in our lives. If you can handle any kind of consequence joyfully, do whatever you please, but when things go wrong or when things become unpleasant, you are going to suffer, if that is your case then you must, you know, regulate the activity that you perform.
People are suffering their thoughts immensely, because they do not know how to keep it pleasant, nothing has been done towards it. So, what is a possibility always becomes a problem if you do not explore it in the right perspective.
If ignorance doesn't bring suffering to you, why would you seek enlightenment?
Every step has become half a step for a large part of humanity because the fear of suffering has crippled them. Let it be a full stride always.
Ignorance is not a solution nor is it a bliss. Ignorance protects you from suffering a few things but suffering will accumulate and come to you in large scale at some point.
People suffer what happened ten years ago, and they suffer what may happen the day after tomorrow already.
The only reason why you cause suffering to yourself and to anyone around you is because you are unaware
Two greatest faculties that human beings have are- A fantastic & vivid memory and an absolutely wonderful imagination, these only a human being has, (but unfortunately) you (have) started suffering them. So what you are saying is- evolution has made a mistake
Your likes and dislikes are a certain level of compulsion. If you cannot do what you like, you will suffer.
The moment you romanticize suffering, it's very clear you are not interested in human wellbeing - you like drama
Unless you are oblivious to your own suffering, you have no right to be oblivious to other people's suffering.
If we are in tune with the fundamental laws of nature, we will enjoy the process of life. Otherwise, suffering is inevitable
When you exist here only as a body and a mind, suffering is inevitable. Meditation means to go beyond the limitations of your body and mind.
If you are keen on doing something about human suffering, attend to yourself first, and also to people around you. That is the best way to start
You have made your petty creation (psychological process) far more important than the Creator's creation. That is the fundamental source of all suffering
All the suffering you go through is manufactured in your mind, isn't it so? If you distance yourself from the mind, can there be suffering in you? This is the end of suffering.
If our humanity is functional, when someone is suffering, we spontaneously feel that we ought to do something about it. No one has to teach this to us
If your mind listens to you, you will have no suffering inside. The suffering will only be in your body. We can do something about the suffering in your body with medicine or other means
People are not serious about (world) peace, except those who are really hit by its absence
Peace, Happiness, misery, anxiety, suffering, anger, and hatred have a certain chemical basis within you. There are simple methods with which one can create the right kind of chemistry within oneself. If you are willing to invest just a few minutes a day in your inner wellbeing, being peaceful & happy within yourself becomes natural.
As a human being, you know suffering not because creation gave the suffering to you. Creation just gave you the freedom to make whatever you wish to out of yourself
You don't see other creatures of the planet suffering like human beings. Their suffering is purely physical. If they are physically harmed, they are in pain. Even in pain, the do not know the kind of suffering that a human being knows
The level of suffering of people who have comfort and well-being is much deeper than of those people who are not eating properly. Suffering is not necessarily always in proportion to one's physical deprivation
By asking "whether it is the Creator's mistake that so many people are suffering", you're trying to insulate yourself against other people's suffering, there is something in you that is connected to everything in the existence. If you make that active in whichever way possible, that something in you won't let you keep quiet.
Why does your compassion only go out to human beings, and not to other creatures as well? Do you think that they are lesser forms of life than you? If so, you're too identified with your own form
Human beings are capable of suffering just about anything. If there is some physical reason, at least they have a good excuse. Otherwise, they will simply suffer for nothing.
It's always better to handle things around you, rather than trying to handle things somewhere else, because then, you'll just dissipate your energies. You'll waste your life talking about it; not doing anything about it.
He who is tranquil before friend and foe alike, and in encountering adoration and insult, and during the experiences of warmth and chill and of pleasure and suffering... that person is dear to Me
Don't blame God or anyone else if you are suffering from disease, financial problems, emotional upsets. You created the cause of the problem in the past and must make a greater determination to uproot it now.
Trials do not come to destroy you, but to help you appreciate God better. God does not send those trials. They are of your own making—the effects of conscious or unconscious actions in the past, somewhere, sometime
All you have to do to overcome your trials is to resurrect your consciousness from the environment of spiritual ignorance
Through the suffering that comes to us, the Lord wants us to see that the world is not perfect. In this way, he helps us to break our attachment to it
It is wisest to be impartial. If you have health, but are attached to it, you will always be afraid of losing it. And if you fear that loss, but become ill, you will suffer. Why not remain forever joyful in the Self?
It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.
There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one's head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people's pain.
Once this mind starts working for you, once you are blissful by your own nature, there is no more fear of suffering, your mind will become a fantastic instrument of wellbeing
If just one percent of the population stands up, in a really committed way, to alleviate human suffering, at least the physical suffering in this existence could be just wiped out, The whole 100 percent need not stand up. Just one percent
When you are in pursuit of happiness, you are in some way causing suffering to others all the time.
When a person suffers, it is natural for another person to be sensitive to his suffering. This much sensitivity and this much humanity exists in everyone. But we have put our sensitivity and our humanity out of action
Why do you permit yourself to remain entrapped in the cycles of births and deaths and their untold miseries? How many lifetimes will you helplessly go through all this? Don't waste your time
it doesn't matter whether we scrub floors, or whether we are the leaders of great nations; unless we know that we are merely playing a part on the stage of time, we will suffer from the dualities inherent in the consciousness of being identified with these different stations and conditions
Sleep is nothing but a counterfeit death. What happens in death we can picture in sleep. All our sufferings vanish in sleep. When death comes, all our mortal tortures cease; they cannot go beyond the portals of death.