Teddy seems to believe pain and suffering are not without merit. One of the Noble Truths of Buddha is ‘Life is suffering’, which many people seemingly misinterpret. In no way does this depreciate life; it casts a different perspective on it. All spiritual growth is suffering, either through effort of our own or influence from our environment. Once we accept that to grow we must suffer, it no longer seems like suffering. Indeed, we will choose to do what may be difficult in the short-term but beneficial for our long-term growth.
I am curious whether one can offset physical discomfort with dedicated concentration. More relevantly: can I maintain a sense of well-being and good spirit while faced with hunger, cold, injury, fatigue and loneliness?
Teddy thinks highly of himself and assures me his balls are so big that he can take any discomfort and still shit rainbows. What he doesn’t know is he will be traveling in my checked luggage; ergo, there is no pressure regulation in cargo storage on a plane. Result?
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