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This is a nice truth, its the same with Krishna he says he will make you go through hell.He will take everything of yours.
Of course, if everyone had easy lives , how will they learn..nobody would do anything, nobody will bother and everyone would just turn into fat lazy slobs.
Suffering is to Christianity what Vodka is to Russia. (and before anyone starts wondering why I used Vodka as an analogy,maybe its because I watched Eastern Promises last nite,and the movie is still on my mind)
Its for everyone who encounters god. There will be ying- yang, with extreme bliss will come extreme sorrow. God will take away all your possessions, all your attachments till you have nothing.
It's not that he will take away all your possessions or your attachments. It's that all your possessions and all your attachments are what take you away from God.
If there is a God--no matter what name he takes on, may it be Christ, Jesus, Krishna, or Apollo--what we do know is that he represents something selfless and that means not holding on to such material things (I wish I could convince my dad that but it's too late for him).
I agree its a similar philosophy.When you have no attachments you have everything on the contrary , you look at the whole world as yours, all of humanity becomes your family.
"The wise are so totally detached,
Pain is for those who are attached."
" And again I say to you: It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:24
ALthought the "eye of the needle" was almost certainly a small gate in Jerusalem's walls
But that is not what Jesus was saying in Matthew 19. Here's the verse before it, verse 23 "Then Jesus said to his disciples: Amen, I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven."
"eye of the needle" means one pointed concentration, when thy eye be single, the inner eye or third eye according to hindu philosophy.
Which means you cannot have any attachments, ego or belongings in order to enter the kingdom of heaven.You need to drop everything
We all fall short of the Glory of God, however were are supposed to walk as closely as we can. So the answer to your question is yes, I realize that the Christian life isn't trouble free. Look at Job was he trouble free?
This is a good point. The Christian texts beg of you to do several things, ignoring all of your basic instincts.
But beyond these simple things, life it's self is not easy. It never will be, but you can master your world around you, and help grease it with smiles and noble actions.
The easy way is apathy, and stress is an enemy easily conquered. And without stress, you'd never know when life was good.
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