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Jesus taught TO INTENTIONALLY SUFFER

thepractice
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3/11/2014 11:15:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Consider the story of the Buddha: a wealthy prince, raised in fabulous luxury, coddled so that every form of suffering was hidden from his eyes, including old people. Then the Buddha saw a glimpse of suffering and it stung his heart and made such an impression upon him that he abandoned his palace in search of a solution to this problem of suffering...

Consider the story of Jesus: a poor carpenter, raised from obscurity, finds himself in Jerusalem during the Holy Days with a following claiming that he is the Messiah, he is betrayed, tried, then subjected to the most extreme mockery and physical and psychological suffering, to the point of baking for hours on a wooden cross under the sun, with nails piercing through him. Like a lamb, he is lead to the slaughter, and like lamb, he is silent before the shears. And this suffering and sacrifice is down for the benefit of all mankind.

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Evan_Shad
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3/12/2014 1:24:00 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Yes, it's interesting. All religions, it seems, even false ones, contain this Shard of the Truth. hedonism is the only thing that misses this. There is merit in suffering. Because there is merit in Virtue. And the Virtues of Asceticism (to abstain from unnecessary pleasure), Resilience (to endure physical pain), and Integrity (to endure emotional or mental suffering) all share this Theme.
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7/25/2014 9:48:48 AM
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At 3/11/2014 11:15:26 PM, thepractice wrote:
Consider the story of the Buddha: a wealthy prince, raised in fabulous luxury, coddled so that every form of suffering was hidden from his eyes, including old people. Then the Buddha saw a glimpse of suffering and it stung his heart and made such an impression upon him that he abandoned his palace in search of a solution to this problem of suffering...

Consider the story of Jesus: a poor carpenter, raised from obscurity, finds himself in Jerusalem during the Holy Days with a following claiming that he is the Messiah, he is betrayed, tried, then subjected to the most extreme mockery and physical and psychological suffering, to the point of baking for hours on a wooden cross under the sun, with nails piercing through him. Like a lamb, he is lead to the slaughter, and like lamb, he is silent before the shears. And this suffering and sacrifice is down for the benefit of all mankind.

Source: http://religiondiscussion.com...

I think he did that even before the creation of the world. Jesus was God andin a heaveenly place. He came down as a man to bring the solution to suffering. We often think pain is bad and we shouldn't feel it, but it's to help us grow. There is scientificproof that natural disasters not only are beneficial, they are essential to our survival. What happens if we stopped feeling physical pain? We would be desensitized to the world around us. Emotional? Our consciences would be out of control, we wouldn't have compassion because with compassion comes by pain. I think Jesus is showing that pain is simply a part of human experience, it's who we are and what we do that enables us to grow and become who God wants us to be.