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Friday, March 27, 2015
Via Daily Dharma
Precious Human Birth | March 27, 2015
much suffering is not good. If you become always manipulated by it, if
suffering is always the boss, that is not good. And if you have too
little suffering, you will not be inspired to pursue real happiness.
That is why we speak of 'precious human birth.' Because being born in
the human body provides just the right amount of suffering that we need
in order to transform suffering into a source of wisdom and knowledge.