Live through pain, beautifully

You were not born a human being to live painlessly. To be born is to be born in pain.

Bodhidharma was asked, ‘What is the greatest fortune?’ And he said, ‘The greatest fortune is not to be born at all.’

The greatest fortune is not to take birth at all because if you were born, then pain is inevitable. Pain is a necessary accompaniment of living a human life.

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