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The Noble Purpose of Suffering

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Suffering has a noble purpose, the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of ego.
The ego says, I should not have to suffer, and that makes you suffer so much more.

It is a distortion of the truth.

Your soul’s purpose is to transform.
As long as you avoid suffering, you slow to process of transformation, because the resistance creates more ego. When you accept suffering, however, there is an acceleration of that process which is brought about by the fact that you suffer cautiously. The fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness.

Vipassana – Progress of Insight

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My Tent which I shared with another person during my 10 day silent meditation retreat. Shelburne Falls MA

I had a strange sense of Deja-Vu from my first day, especially in the meditation hall. The chants, the songs – I had not heard any of them before, but why was it all so familiar?

Perhaps I had practiced Vipassana in a past life?
That might explain how I was able to dive deep so quickly. I had been meditating for years, but never quite like this.

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