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Why Do We Suffer?

A friend asked me recently, “Why do we suffer? Why does religion say that our pain, hardships, and the¬†insults we face is a good thing?”

What can one say regarding suffering? It is difficult to give a final answer on the question of suffering because each instance of suffering is new. Because only the person who suffers knows how it feels to suffer. Because some forms of suffering are so extreme and unimaginable. Continue reading Why Do We Suffer?