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Thoughts on suffering

Ignorance is the root cause of all suffering. We tend to forget the physical suffering but not the emotional disturbances. We carry these sufferings with us. For what!! Did we bring these sufferings with us to the earth? No, we collected them from here with our ignorance.The main reason for suffering is attachment. Attachment to wealth, position, people…When you do your duties, you will be rewarded. And you have every right to enjoy the fruit of your work. But after a while you will have to leave these rewards and walk forward. This is the law of nature. Nothing is constant. Every thing has to undergo change. But unfortunately, we humans hate change. We are ready to change, if we are offered more wealth, high position etc. But we are not ready to leave the fruits that we have reaped from here. This is against nature. The end result of desisting change is nothing but suffering.

Sage Narada Quotes and Teachings

Seek the company of wise people and embrace their teachings in your thought, speech and action.
Renounce desire and attachment, as well as the company of those who are filled with desire and attachment.
Remember that nothing in this world belongs to you. You can use the objects of the world presented by your destiny, but at some point your must leave them behind in order to walk forward.

The praises of Narayana even if they are couched in wrong words, even if they are sung all out of tune, will assure of the Grace of the Lord.

Like a pieces of Arni, which, when churned, will give forth smoke first and later fire which will consume the wood itself, even so, the mind of man, when churned by constant devotion of the Lord, will make all the evil in him come out on to the surface. The true satvic nature of man will then blaze forth and, like fire, will consume the bondage of karma and grant him salvation for ever and ever.
Action which is performed in the world with a desire for returns i…