Pain is not bad, rather good

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

Suf­fer­ing is not lim­ited to a par­tic­u­lar thing. Peo­ple are likely to suf­fer from any­thing for suf­fer­ing is nat­u­ral.

That’s what the pop­u­lar Sad­hguru Jaggi Va­sudev, an au­thor and founder of ISHA Foun­da­tion and a spir­i­tual mas­ter, said in a teach­ing he gave in Thim­phu on 5 Au­gust.

ISHA Foun­da­tion is an international non-profit with over seven mil­lion vol­un­teers across the world.

ISHA is an or­ga­ni­za­tion that ad­dresses all as­pects of hu­man well­be­ing and out­reach ini­tia­tives such as Ac­tion for Ru­ral Re­ju­ve­na­tion. Isha Vid­hya and Project GreenHands ex­em­plify the Foun- da­tion’s com­mit­ment to­wards true well­be­ing for all.

Talk­ing to hun­dreds of peo­ple gath­ered in the con­ven­tion cen­ter in Thim­phu, he de­liv­ered a talk on suf­fer­ing.

He said that there is suf­fer­ing if peo­ple are rich, there is suf­fer­ing if they are ed­u­cated, and suf­fer­ing whether they have chil­dren or no chil­dren.

There are only two kinds of suf­fer­ings in hu­man life; phys­i­cal and men­tal. “Phys­i­cal suf­fer­ing is not a real suf­fer­ing,” he said.

He also said that it is some­thing in our body so call pain and pain is not a very bad thing. Rather, pain is good. He added that if there was no pain at all in our body, most peo­ple would not know how to even pre­serve their body.

He said, “If there is no pain in the name of fash­ion peo­ple would do any­thing on their body. So, pain is im­por­tant till the peo­ple come to cer­tain level of sense. With­out pain peo­ple couldn’t keep the in­tegrity of the body.”

Ac­cord­ing to him, trans­form­ing pain into suf­fer­ing means, the pain that is hap­pen­ing in our body that takes into mind and mul­ti­ple of thou­sands of times.

He said, “It is amaz­ing that peo­ple live more than 50-60 years but still don’t know how to deal with their own thoughts.”

He em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of self-con­trol and its power to di­rect one’s life de­liv­ered in a sim­ple and hu­mor­ous way.

‘The Bud­dha within’ by Sad­hguru Jaggi Va­sudev was or­ga­nized by the Royal In­sti­tute for Gov­er­nance and Strate­gic Stud­ies.

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