Saturday, October 22, 2011


Orson F. Whitney:
"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. ...All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable. ...It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulations, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire."

1 comment:

Rummuser said...

In the Advaita system that I follow, exactly the same thought is impressed on. A certain detachment to see our lives as being lived for us rather than our thinking that we are living our lives is the core idea. Suffering and pain are indeed to be endured to let them come and pass away so that we get that much closer to liberation.