Reply To: Readers Ask: Why Do We Inflict Suffering?

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Aurora Carlson
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Dear Derek, thank you for your thoughts, I much agree with you that pain is simply an experience in consciousness, thus as real/unreal as any other experience. Consciousness itself is what is, while experiences… well… I find it more and more funny whenever experience is taken seriously. And that’s where compassion comes in, as mistaken identification with mind creations/experiences leads to a painful life for so many, and starting to laugh in the face of pain is certainly not going to be generally understood as sane 🙂

In any case, it’s very nice to meet “others” who know this. I guess consciousness is now ready to not only unveil but also acknowledge its tricks in more of us 🙂