Who is the Sufferer?

“It is often thought that the Buddha’s doctrine teaches us that suffering will disappear if one has meditated long enough, or if one sees everything differently. It is not that at all. Suffering isn’t going to go away; the one who suffers is going to go away.”

Ayya Khema

5 thoughts on “Who is the Sufferer?

  1. Great quote. That’s a very crucial distinction, one that many people who get “into” Buddhism don’t seem to make.

    If more people did, I doubt we’d see the commercialization of Buddhism that is becoming increasingly common in America!


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