There is a saying that you may have heard it many times:
- Life is a sea of suffering, love is a rope that binds
From birth, people have to deal with misery. Even our birth
signal is a cry ... a suffering, a suffering ... That cry still
follows us until we close our eyes ... In the Buddha's house, we
- Being human is suffering
Sometimes the simplest sentences are the most difficult to
understand. You think again and again, why does this life end up
so full of suffering?
These are suffering:
- Suffering from illness,
- Suffering from poverty,
- Suffering because of fighting up and down,
- Suffering from natural disasters, war, suffering for love,
suffering for power, suffering for physical pain,
- Suffering from mental afflictions ...
Together with these suffering, the Buddha divided into eight
- Love but not close together,
- Desire but not, also suffering
- The body does not regulate,
- People do not like to meet forever ...
Human life, a hundred years of passing through is like a night
flash of rain and rain, yet the suffering is as constant as
every wave of the East Sea. Out of every wave, follow another
wave, after all the big waves followed by small waves, or all
small and big... Being a human is difficult, living in real life
is not easy.
So according to the Buddhist teachings when asked:
- What are people born to do?
The answer is:
- People are born to pay karma or suffer.
To warn suffering, to pay karma to the Buddha when preaching to
disciples always reminds:
- Having a human body is difficult.
Once the eyes are closed, one will have to struggle in the six
paths of reincarnation, depending on how good or evil the
previous actions have been, and reincarnating as hungry ghosts,
animals or plants ... Going through countless such a life,
waiting until the body is made, is the time of ten thousand
years of weariness.
Shakyamuni Buddha preached, very image of the difficulty of
getting the human body. He used to take the example of a human
body like a blind turtle living countless lives in the sea,
every 100 years emerging up to the surface of the water once. On
the ocean wave, there was a floating log, drifting along the
waves. There was a hole in the log. The blind turtle wants to
get into that hole is an extremely difficult job, ten thousand
years may not be able to get into that hole. The Buddha pointed
out that we have a human body in this life even more difficult
than that. Therefore, it can be said that having the human body
has to go through many tribulations and obstacles, to overcome
many samsara and samsara. But having the human body is the
beginning of other tribulations. This human realm is inherently
peaceful. The world of black and silver goes on rolling us,
blackening our pure and pure soul at the beginning of our human
People because of their fame, passionate love, exert themselves
in the vicious circle of secularity. The more you see life
agonizing, they are not resigned, the more people want to change
it. But there was a lot of hard work but sometimes it was still
nothing. So people must experience the feeling of extreme
suffering. That vicious circle really engulfed so many lives.
However, in the universe, human life with all beings and
similarities, without up there is no down, no low, there is no
high, no bitterness is not sweet. It is true that life is to
experience bitterness to understand the sweet value, and to
immerse yourself in suffering to know, or to realize the rare
moments of serenity:
- If you are not tired, how to understand the meaning of
- If you can't welcome the wind and dew, the dust of your life,
how do you know the value of a peaceful landing?
Everything that exists in this world has two sides, good and bad
that sometimes we cannot distinguish clearly. There is nothing
worth being called misery in the world, not sure what should be
considered happy. Ancient people say:
- The good and bad form of human beings is born of mind.
The intention to say everything in life is created by yourself
and your thoughts. Just change your attitude, just take a step
back, you will really see more amazing scenes.
Only when you know what fatigue is, how do you feel about
comfort? There is a bitter taste, then it will know how sweet.
If you have a taste of suffering, then you will feel happy...
So, when you are still healthy, bravely walk forward, welcome
the wind and rain, welcome yourself, can be tolerant, can look
far and wide, happiness will come.
In this world, except for you, no one can really help you, if it
helps, it is only temporary. In the more difficult life, the
more suffering, the more flavor there will be. Suffering can
help an adult. The miserable situation helps an adult-like to
see a butterfly struggling to escape the cocoon, a benefactor
helps it escape but doesn't expect that after the butterfly
escapes, it cannot Outstretched wings, and eventually killed.
Experience shows that the struggle is what a butterfly needs to
do to mature, then you help it relax, but later it will not have
the strength to face the challenges it will have to meet in
life. If you want to incarnate into a butterfly, then you must
endure the suffering of the process of struggling in the cocoon,
so that you can spread your wings high and far.
- For all your life, you have to respect how many people, there
will be many people who respect you.
- You trust how many people will have many people trust you.
- How many you can help people succeed, so many people will help
In this world, the richest, most often the one who stumbles the
most. The person who can succeed is the one who stumbles, not
only can stand up but can persevere to keep walking. Life is
miserable like that, in the spirit of suffering, we can be
happy, our ancestors respectfully encourage us to know how to be
miserable to make fun. Therefore, from a different perspective,
human suffering is not only a failure. Suffering, sometimes it
is an opportunity to cultivate one's body, to train a person, a
personality, a momentum for people to excel. That is why in the
folk there is often a saying:
- The river has a large section, also a small section, people
who are sometimes poor are also rich.
It is said that people's life has ups and downs, there is
prosperity and must be patient to wait for time. The Buddha also
lectured on the law of cause and effect. People are happy before
suffering and vice versa. This life is suffering and
afflictions, then the next life will be compensated, living a
happy life, idle. Going through tribulations, we will reach the
If we were unable to avoid suffering, then we could take that
misery to make ourselves happy, to do our strength to continue
on the difficult path of life. Because the suffering of reaching
the end will revert to the current situation. That is, when
suffering is too much imagination, people will therefore also
have extraordinary things.
For example, the caterpillar is in a cocoon, initially
comfortable because it is both safe and comfortable. Over time,
the worm grew, gradually developing a beard, growing wings. The
cocoon shell is also extremely cramped, now it has become a
prison confined to the worm. But the worm still had to lie still
in the cocoon, continue to improve its body, feeling really
uncomfortable, similar to a mummy covered with bandages.
One day, when the caterpillar has grown, it rubs itself very
hard to break that solid cocoon. Bit by bit, day by day, the
perpetual perforated caterpillar came out, confirming that it
was also an extremely miserable period. He struggled, wanting to
break the sheath that sealed his wings.
Success or failure is here. If it is not enough to escape, it is
impossible to stretch its wings, the worm will die. In return,
if it is able to struggle to escape the cocoon, it will become a
butterfly completely, can fly, escape a cramped life and soar
Another notable image is the molting of the eagle.
Eagles are large predatory birds, symbolizing strength and
power. But at the age of 40 eagles must stand in front of a
tough challenge. Its beak and claws were too long, too weak,
unable to hold onto its prey. Its fur is also heavier, making it
even more difficult to fly.
Now to begin its painful molting process, the eagle flies up a
cliff, constantly pecking at the stone until the beak falls. He
waited for a new beak to grow and then used the same beak to
spit out its claws. When the new claws were sharp enough, the
eagle continued to remove the old hairs on its body.
The process lasted for 5 months, confirming that it was a time
of pain and suffering. But when new wing feathers grow long
enough, the eagle also revives itself. It will continue to
dominate the space for 30 years. What comes from suffering is
Through the two stories above, we see from the species of worms
and birds that can do so, then we humans can do it. Because
people are more energetic, we can also be miserable, grow from
hardship, walk through hard times to train ourselves.
Be aware, thousands of things in life come and go in a moment,
all suffering, depression will quickly fade. So, don't regret
the past, don't dream of the future, live for the present. Life
is always fair to everyone, it does not give anyone anything,
nor is it inanimate to take anything from anyone. What you have
today, at some point all will return to nothing. So, even if you
get something, don't be too happy, or when you lose, don't be
The years, the finite months of life, you don't have too much
time to suffer or to live for status and fame. So keep your soul
calm and enjoy every day you are living, the best way to take
advantage of this life.
No injury is incurable, no sea of suffering cannot end. All the
lost things will come back to you in a different way. In folk
there is a saying:
- Heaven gives birth to elephants, then heaven gives birth to
Heaven closes this door with you, of course, opens another door
for you. The next door is good or miserable, depending entirely
on how you receive that arrangement. So when you encounter
injuries that seem impossible to heal, if you are not afraid,
try doing the following:
1- Keeping the Mind of Peace
When your feelings are not good, ask yourself often:
- What do I have, not what am I missing?
If you feel too uncomfortable, look out the window, the
outside world is immense, there are many beautiful scenes that
you have not discovered, and many opportunities are waiting for
you but life is too short. So don't keep yourself hidden in the
shell, don't cut off your hopes.
If life has turned into a dead-end, be brave to stand up, and
move on. A certain new door will open. No matter how you walk,
at least you are moving forward.
2- A Perfect Consciousness
Everyone advises you never to give up, but giving up is
sometimes necessary to not fall into a dead end. Life is full of
thorns, so don't give up when facing a little challenge. But at
the same time, be more realistic, you should always be ready to
give yourself a backup plan if you are committed to your passion
and most importantly, be yourself, not live for someone else.
Leaving your hands is a very difficult thing, but if you really
have no other options, let go and make you more comfortable.
This world has a lot of stories once they are gone and cannot be
regretted. Old dreams, past years and feelings have passed, all
will become a distant dream. If you were unable to be together,
please let go so that each person can find his own happiness.
3 - Seeing The Circle Of Life
The bumpy road and the bends of young people to grow up is just
a training journey to make the heartless fragile, the soulless
weak so that the brain will get used to the collisions from that
self produces a more mature defense mechanism.
Everyone's youth is a beautiful time but also challenging. In
adolescence, there were things that left unforgettable pain in
memory. The pain that everyone has experienced, is associated
4- Awareness of life is only a predestined word
The meeting is grace. Meet each other to give each other
something nice, happy and good is good or graceful. Meeting each
other to agonize for one another is inversive or evil. People
still say that loving each other is due to heaven but living
together is decided by people. Whether to meet each other is due
to blessing, or karma. But there is a determination to come
together or not, is in each person. However, staying together
and being short or long is something no one can say before.
Today fate has no meaning that will forever be destined. The
Buddha taught that everything is only time like:
- Flowers bloom and fade, full moon then disappear, meeting and
Human destiny is the same. Because of that, you have to hold it
firmly, hold it tightly, give your best respect. It is a gift
that is only beautiful for a second, a moment, a certain time...
When you have done so, at some point, if you have to be apart
from each other, don't be resentful, blame yourself, think for
yourself that everything depends on the conditions:
- Between people and people, maybe close, can be far away.
- Between work, can be complicated, it can be simple.
- Between love and affection, the depth may also be shallow.
And remember, no one appears without reason in your life. People
come together by fate. Every person passing by your life will
keep their mark in your heart. Learn how to thank them, learn
how to treat them. They are the people who help you learn how to
fly higher and fly farther, help you feel bitter, or sweet of
The hurt no matter how painful it is, the loss like a knife to
cut into the skin will also heal. Accidents, no matter how big,
will pass, only if you have enough courage to persevere on the
next step. So we must consider suffering as a challenge, a
purification to enrich the spiritual life, to balance the
aspirations, balance and regulate the inner life, to know how to
master self and create a deeper ability. Therefore, the process
of overcoming suffering to be happy, first requires overcoming
yourself. That is the meaning and the foundation of value in
every dimension of life.
The first difficulty is that the internal source of each human
being is completely dependent on the heart of each person. The
suffering nature is there as an invitation to surpass oneself.
It is a constant encouragement to develop personality in every
correlation of life. Accepting life and mission is accepting
difficulties. Each difficulty in passing will turn into joy and
happiness. Difficulties are signs of change. Conversion will be
positive with a positive outlook:
- There is suffering to appreciate the happiness
Thus, suffering as a way of implementing the Buddha's teaching
so that our lives can be greatly improved. Through the right
diligence, we should not be afraid of difficulties but consider
these sufferings to be something like a meal, only afraid that
we do not have the courage to face and accept challenges.
In short, our life is going to be decided by ourselves. When we
fall into difficult times, hardships often embrace pessimism and
depression for the future. But if we can change a little bit of
mind, see the hardship as the dawn light before reaching the
door of hope. Finally, there is always an unexpectedly good
result awaiting. A person may not be able to change the world.
However, as long as you are willing to accept changes in
yourself, calmly facing life, regardless of the failures and
difficult circumstances that come in, we will definitely be able
to have a great life best in spirit:
- There is suffering to appreciate the happiness.
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