|Lana is a genius who suffers with no way out but craving and delusion (genius.com)|
|Dukkha Girl on meditation: Where I think my mind should be and where it is.|
The God wants earthlings to suffer -- so It makes life bad but does so for the purpose of making us gritty, grateful, and good. It's testing our mettle.
- In 1998, Jewish theologian Zachary Braiterman coined the term anti-theodicy in his book (God) After Auschwitz to describe Jews, both in a biblical and post-Holocaust context, whose response to the problem of evil is protest and refusal to investigate the relationship between God and suffering. An anti-theodicy acts in opposition to a theodicy and places full blame for all experience of evil onto God, but must rise from an individual's belief in and love of God. Anti-theodicy has been likened to Job's protests in the Book of Job. More
|I'll smite all these sinners! - Oh, dad!|
|Born to Die in a Dark Paradise, Ultraviolence victim Lana Del Rey|
Therefore, and this is the brilliant thing, it (the impersonal process of evolution and fitness) needs to keep us fit only until then. What comes BEFORE childbirth, our producing of offspring? Life, health, beauty, vitality, and virile happiness.
|Oh no, not suffering again! (Ajahn-Chah)|
The Secondary Cause of Suffering
|Girl with green greedy eyes cries (rawstory.com, Rape at BJU/thinkstock/shutterstock)|
The CAUSE of suffering? But I thought Buddhists blamed "desire"?
[No, the reason the Buddha focused on "desire" or "craving" (literally, intense thirst) is because that is the one thing in the 12 causal links of dependently-originated suffering that we can easily do something about. Enlightenment will undo ignorance, but we can't get their directly.]
After the Buddha learned that suffering is a part of life, he realized he could not find a way to end suffering without finding out what causes it.
Buddhists study that the Buddha learned this just like a doctor learns about what's wrong with patients by listing their symptoms, finding out what makes them worse, and studying other cases before prescribing a cure.
By watching people the Buddha found out that the causes of suffering are craving or desire, and ignorance [in addition to their other consequence, aversion]. The power of these things to cause ALL suffering is what Buddhists call the Second Noble Truth. Craving? What are things we crave for? More