Suffering Of Humanity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "suffering-of-humanity" (showing 1-30 of 67)
E.A. Bucchianeri
“Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in the
world. It’s like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Pema Chödrön
“When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment”
Pema Chödrön, Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change

C. JoyBell C.
“Humanity does not suffer from the disease of wrong beliefs but humanity suffers from the contagious nature of the lack of belief. If you have no magic with you it is not because magic does not exist but it is because you do not believe in it. Even if the sun shines brightly upon your skin every day, if you do not believe in the sunlight, the sunlight for you does not exist.”
C. JoyBell C.

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It's a shame there has to be a tragedy before the best in people will finally shine.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Amit Ray
“Yoga is the process of eliminating pain – pain form the body, mind and the society.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

Alexandra Katehakis
“People often ask: If there’s a God, how can He allow so much suffering in the world? Realize all world suffering you perceive is a mirror to your own psychological self-abuse, gender imbalance, prejudice, poverty, and hunger. You couldn’t even perceive each suffering aspect of external reality if it didn’t already exist within you. Touch and transmute your own psychological suffering, and perceive the world in kind.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Criss Jami
“If I were to believe in God enough to call him a murderer, then I might also believe enough that he, as a spirit, exists beyond death; and therefore only he could do it righteously. For the physical being kills a man and hatefully sends him away, whereas God, the spiritual being, kills a man and lovingly draws him nigh.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“Every unpleasant worldly experience in life exposes our sensitive nervous systems to painful phenomena. Despite all the beer commercial advertisement slogans urging us to live with gusto, life is unavoidably painful. Life is a battering ram that inflicts trauma upon human beings. People blunt the traumatic force of enduring a lifetime of pain, fearfulness, and unremitted anguish and boredom with religion, sex, booze, drugs, fantasy, and other indulgent acts and forms acts of escapism.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Marianne Williamson
“Spirituality isn't some quaint stepchild of an intelligent worldview, or the only option for those of us not smart enough to understand the facts of the real world. Spirituality reflects the most sophisticated mindset, and the most powerful force available for the transformation of human suffering.”
Marianne Williamson, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

“The impeccable watchmaker geared the noble self to suffer. The ineluctable part of being human is perpetual sorrow, grief, and misery. Suffering is part of living. Life begins joyously and regretfully ends in tragedy. The cold realities of the world triumphantly crush each one of us. Between birth and death is comedic conjugation, the haunting prelude to the end of the self.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Boredom and ineffective attempts to escape tedium are the perpetual lot of humankind.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“A life of hardship and personal suffering is unavoidable. A person must endure many humiliations of the mind and body, and expect persons whom they trusted to someday betray them. People inevitably witness the death of their loved ones. We also witness acts of depravity committed by criminals that lurk in every society and rouge acts of scandal committed by government officials in charge of the public welfare. A person must nonetheless resist personal discouragement, sadness, dejection, and despondency. I must reach an accord with pain, suffering, and anguish, or forevermore be tortured by reality while constantly seeking to escape from the inescapable agony of being.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

John   Kramer
“Every war, every plague is God’s judgment. But every man who rises up to stop the wars and the plagues is God’s instrument. Human action is God’s will, not blind indifference in the face of suffering.”
John Kramer

Johann Baptist Metz
“Trpljenje patnikâ nije ništa veliko ni uzvišeno; u svome korijenu ono je sve drugo samo ne solidarno trpljenje, ono nije naprosto znak ljubavi, nego je daleko više naznaka za to da se više ne može ljubiti.”
Johann Baptist Metz, Memoria passionis: Ein provozierendes Gedächtnis in pluralistischer Gesellschaft

Simi Sunny
“We’re both in a rut. And when two people have the different open wounds, they can relate and try to heal each other. Maybe it’ll be the same for Kayla and me. It’ll be a long a run, but we might as well try.”
Simi Sunny, The White Sirens

“A person must face the root cause of their relentless personal pain. Irrespective of whatever bricks buttress our youthful personal philosophy, pain avoidance, and pain therapy are likely two of its foundation stones.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Victor Shamas
“The term compassion means shared suffering. You develop compassion by knowing what it is like to suffer.”
Victor Shamas, The Chanters Guide: Sacred Chanting as a Shamanic Practice

Lev Grossman
“Well, why would you create something that had the power to hurt You? Or any of Your creatures? Why don't You help us? Do You have any idea how much we hurt? How much we suffer?

I know all things, daughter.

Well, okay, then know this. We human beings are unhappy all the time. We hate ourselves and we hate each other and sometimes we wish You of Whoever had never created us or this shit-ass world or any other shit-ass world. Do You realize that? So next time You might think about not doing such a half-assed job.”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

Roberto Arlt
“¡Tribulación humana! ¡Cuantas palabras tristes estaban aún escondidas en la entraña del hombre!”
Roberto Arlt

Hermann Hesse
“There is nothing to opinions, they
may be beautiful or ugly, smart or foolish, everyone can support them or
discard them. But the teachings, you’ve heard from me, are no opinion,
and their goal is not to explain the world to those who seek knowledge.
They have a different goal; their goal is salvation from suffering. This is
what Gotama teaches, nothing else.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“Doesn't it seem that it is always by chance that these things happen, or is it because of the generosity of a shared knowledge of suffering that allows for it?”
David Gianadda, Everything You Say Is Goodbye

“Everyone wants to be happy and live mindfully. Books teach us how to resuscitate the body and soul and how to recognize what in our own personal lives is worthy of noticing. Writers’ considered opinions and subtle observations regarding the joys, paradoxes, pains, tragedies, and truths of living provide us with a jumpstart in analyzing how best to integrate our personal experiences and disjointed thoughts into a cogent belief system. An artistic person understands their passions demand a struggle. Reading allows me unobtrusively to discover how other people freed themselves from suffering a destructive life of attachment, delusion, and disablement.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Self-deception and vanity are grievous sin. The ego is the cause of all human suffering. We suffer from life only when we fail to examine the cause of our sorrow. Letting go of destructive illusions and freeing oneself from egotism of self-pity enables a person to sense the rich intertexture of their inner world, which is the only facet of reality that we exercise exclusive dominion and control.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“When it comes to suffering, appearance is everything.”
Nadja Sam

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“The world has become jaded. Romance has died, some no longer believe in love, and because of this, they suffer.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Melissa Rose Lawrence
“Humans must experience suffering in order to comprehend the importance of their existence.
-- Masaaki Hisakawa (Chapter 4)”
Melissa Rose Lawrence, The Autumnal Winds

Mala Naidoo
“... the room rose in a rhythmic swaying motion, eyes ablaze or closed in tight serenity, afraid to let go of the emotion, joy, suffering and pain merged in the euphoria of the moment. (Vindication Across Time)”
Mala Naidoo, Vindication Across Time

Jane Wilson-Howarth
“Seeing human suffering changes you. It either makes you compassionate or it makes you hard.”
Jane Wilson-Howarth

“We always suffered from one another and yet we loved each other on buggy beds. The lack of color created by such a lifestyle leaves one almost helpless beside the road of life”
Lucas Friedrich, Anthrazit

“We would miss some of the best lessons of life, if suffering did not come to us. Suffering is a great teacher.”
Dada J. P. Vaswani

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