Rainbowyoga's Blog

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September 4, 2011

Filed under: Dailies — rainbowyoga @ 2:05 am

If we understand suffering, then it’s no longer suffering. To give an example, a mother who gives birth to a child faces a lot of suffering, is it not so? But behind that suffering the mother knows that she’s going to have a lovely baby, so she faces it; in fact, she wants and accepts it. Once you accept it, it’s no longer suffering. Then there’s joy behind it. In the same way, if pain is understood properly in our lives, we’ll never be frightened of it. On the other hand, we might even welcome the pain. ‘Oh pain, come on. Help me to get rid of all the dross. Refine me.’ A refined person is one who allowed his or her dross to go away through suffering. – Swami Satchidananda

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