Suffering seems inevitable in life. But instead of trying to avoid it, can we find the willingness to accept it, and instead to discover what lessons it may have to teach us? Suffering can be a valuable teacher in life. And when I say that, it's not to suggest that we should try to create … Continue reading Suffering is a Valuable Teacher in Life
One of the greatest challenges to belief in God is the problem of suffering. But it's not just atheists who struggle with this challenge. Most everyone is conflicted by the fact that there is so much unnecessary suffering in the world, and it would seem that God, if God exists, is often apathetic. I've approached … Continue reading Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Suffering, in all its myriad forms, is the most persistent issue that we face as human beings. The Buddha acknowledged this fact, making it the opening statement in his teaching. But he didn’t leave us to simply endure it. He went on to explain how suffering arises and how we can become free of it. … Continue reading The Problem of Suffering