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There is no suffering a commentary on the Heart Sutra by Shengyan

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Published by Dharma Drum Pulbications in Elmhurst, N.Y .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes English annotation of Mahaprajinaparamita-hridaya-sutra.

Other titlesTripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Prajñāpāramitā. Hṛdaya.
Statementby Chan Master Sheng-yen.
LC ClassificationsBQ1967 .S53 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination133 p. ;
Number of Pages133
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3951147M
ISBN 101556433859
LC Control Number2001044749

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out of 5 stars There Is No Suffering is a great book to read and to have. Reviewed in the United States on October 6, Verified Purchase. The book is very well written by Master Sheng Yen who was a world renowned Chan (Zen) Master of Buddhism and a great writer. His writing is very clear, concise and easy to read/5. “One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or of the sight of an eye.   But no hardship is bigger, deeper, or lasts longer than God. Pain is not only a threat in this life, but a promise. But no hardship is bigger, deeper, or lasts longer than God. Just because Christians still experience suffering doesn’t mean that it is random or without purpose. Look at the Book. Look at the Book. Suffering Prepares Us. The Use and Abuse of the Tongue (Studies in the Book of James No. 5) True and False Wisdom Contrasted (Studies in the Book of James No. 6) A Call to Christian Holiness (Studies in the Book of James No. 7) Patience in the Midst of Suffering (Studies in the Book of James No. 8)

A New Heaven and a New Earth 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man, and He will dwell with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the former things have passed . Thank goodness (we can’t thank God) there is Mr B, his long-suffering assistant, who intervenes as best he can. God can have flashes of sheer brilliance and creativity (the creation of lions, fjords etc.) but tha There Is No Dog/5().   In Western culture, there is a deeply rooted belief that any type of suffering, whether it be financial, physical, emotional, familial, etc., is the result of being “unworthy.”.   There is no other way, and it is time for sane human beings to own up to this. This is the age-old problem of theodicy, of course, and we should consider it solved. If God exists, either He can do nothing to stop the most egregious calamities, or He does not care to.

No matter the size of the suffering, there is always something to be learnt in enduring it. By reading the lengths to which others, such as Solzhenitsyn, had suffered previously it . Repentance: Suffering is a call for us and others to turn from treasuring anything on earth above God. Luke –5: “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”. Is there no suffering in the body of Christ today? My dear reader, none of the protection truths found in God’s Word negates the fact that we are called and given the privilege to suffer persecution for His name’s sake as the apostle Paul states in today’s scripture.   Suffering will indeed come, but God can give us grace and power to overcome every trial and to fulfill our purpose and mission in His kingdom. The Bible gives counsel on the meaning of suffering and how we can best endure it. Read the list below of scriptures mentioning the suffering we all must encounter.