Thursday, November 8, 2007

There is a highway with eight lanes out of suffering

Sartre once said something like: "It does not matter what Life does to you, but what you do to what Life does to you".

This morning I met a very good guy who was example of it. Life was very challenging to him, and he overcame the challenge. It made me think about the Buddha's four noble truths and the eightfold path. Yes, there is suffering. But one does not have to stay attached to suffering. There is a path out, a highway out. A highway with eight lanes. The Eightfold Path.
Once again, it does not matter what happens to you. What matters is the way you view what happens to you, what kind of intention you have, the way you talk about it, the way you act, the way you live, the way make a effort, the way you use your mind and the way you concentrate. :)

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