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We don’t know how to suffer

“The main affliction of our modern civilization is that we don’t know how to handle the suffering inside us and we try to cover it up with all kinds of consumption.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Image by Gregory Colbert

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3 responses

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  2. Thanks Lou. This one is meaningful to me, the only instance I’ve come across of a well known monk making direct reference to consumerism as ‘craving’ (tanha) in the Four Noble Truths. I copied the link to my new post…

    July 12, 2016 at 11:31 pm

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