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Below are the best resources we could find featuring reginald ray about suffering.
As long as we have bodies, we will have physical pain. Buddhism promises no escape from that. What we can change is how we experience pain.
In Buddhism, an ever-deepening understanding unfolds naturally from intellectual study. This process is classically expressed in the teaching of the three prajnas, or kinds of knowledge—hearing, contemplating and meditating.
“Friends, there is suffering.” These words represent the beginning of the Buddha’s first teaching after his enlightenment. Why is the Buddha stating the obvious?
The biggest mistake we can make, according to the Buddha, is to discount or minimize our suffering. Why? Because it is the fiery gate through which we must pass to engage the spiritual path.