Why is there suffering in the first place?

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Re: Why is there suffering in the first place?

Postby alan » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:41 am

Imponderable.

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Re: Why is there suffering in the first place?

Postby alan » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:03 am

"From an inconstruable beginning comes transmigration. A beginning point is not evident"

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Re: Why is there suffering in the first place?

Postby alan » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:25 am

But what, you are now asking, is the meaning of that word?
Thanissaro used that in his translation, and I think what he meant was "non-understandable", but with an emphasis on the impossibility of ever trying to get it.


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