Anthony,

I’m sure you’ve seen a dog with only three legs.  It doesn’t suffer, at least 
doesn’t suffer from the self-pity that most humans would have.

The self-pity (or envy) is what the Buddhist ‘suffering’ refers to – not 
physical discomforts such as pain, hunger, etc…

…Bill!

From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Anthony Wu
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 4:51 AM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas

  
ED,
 
Your picture says, 'if you don't ask, you don't suffer'. That is nonsense. 
Suffering exists whether you ask or not. The difference is whether you know it.
 
Anthony

--- On Sat, 13/11/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, 13 November, 2010, 10:48 AM
  

Anthony,
Expressed simply and with greater inclusivenes, all living things (humans, 
animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc.)  seek their own self-interest, namely, 
to eat, survive and reproduce.
--ED
 
The Science of "Why We Suffer"

http://appliedbuddhism.com/2010/08/30/the-science-of-%E2%80%9Cwhy-we-suffer/
 
 
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
>
> ED,
>  
> I am 90% in agreement with you. That is the result of human's greed, aversion 
> and delusion.
>  
> Anthony
 
> Anthony,
> 
> That's the way human nature has evolved.
> 
> --ED

 
> > ED,
> >
> > You are saying (almost): everybody is a hypocrite. Is that the way the
> > world is?
> >
> > anthony




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