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"What surprises you so much about humanity?
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die,
and then dies having never really lived."
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Liberation From Ignorance…
"The problem's not that the truth is harsh but that
liberation from ignorance is as painful as being born.
Run after truth until you're breathless.
Accept the pain involved in re-creating yourself afresh.
These ideas will take a life to comprehend,
a hard one interspersed with drunken moments."
Palace of Desire
"True freedom and the end of suffering is living in such a way as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience at this moment. This inner alignment with Now is the end of suffering. Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion. You would not be reading this now. Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary."
~ Eckhart Tolle