Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

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Shonin
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Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

Postby Shonin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:51 am

Does anyone have any Canonical references supporting the view that Buddha made a distinction between inevitable pain and suffering which is avoidable?

Many thanks


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Sumano
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Re: Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

Postby Sumano » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:17 am

I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

Mettā to all! :anjali:

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Re: Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

Postby Shonin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:25 pm

Awesome. Just the ticket. Thank you.


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