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Pleasure And Pain

A man went to a Zen master and asked him how he can be free of suffering.

The Zen master answered: Accept pleasure and accept pain. To be free of pain the pain has to be accepted and it is inevitable and natural, pain is pain, a simple painful fact.

Suffering however, is and always is the refusal of accepting pain, the claim that life should not be painful, it is the rejection of the fact, denial of life and the nature of things.
Vision2Fly Vision2Fly 26-30, M Feb 17, 2013

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