Why we suffer

There are over 7 billion people on earth. What makes each of us so different? Science will say that we are all identical in the components that make each of us. But what makes each of us different? Is there something in the body that distinguishes each individual?

The human body generates energy from the foods we consume. This energy can be converted to many forms of energy that sustain our bodies. The mind benefits from this source of energy, forming our thoughts, which can also be considered, composed of energy. Suppose our negative thoughts produce negative energy. Negative thoughts include thoughts of greed, arrogance and self-love. These negative energies may have immediate affect on the body, like ulcers and inflammations.

Suppose each of us has within the body a positive energy force that is everlasting. Some will say this energy force originates from God and is called the soul. Some call it the innermost heart. The soul has the capability to continually attract the negative energy produced by the mind. Like the sand in the sewage systems that purifies our water supply, the soul captures our negative energies (evil thoughts), and stores them. Like a fingerprint, each soul is distinct from another. It is said that one is attracted to souls that are alike. This may explain why certain people are destined to be together and live in close proximity.

What happens to the negative energies collected by the soul? Some say that the soul purifies itself by releasing the negative energy into the environment. What effect does this negative energy have? Some say that these negative energies that are released into the environment can cumulatively be converted to intense weather conditions, and seismic movements. Pollution may not be the only culprit blamed for the change in our climates.

According to the proponents of causality, and reincarnation, these negative energies released from our bodies also boomerang back to us as sufferings or inconveniences. We reap what we sow. These negative energies come back to us in many forms. God may send it by some one we know, or by a complete stranger. Remember that energy is never created or destroyed. We create our own suffering by the amount of evil created by our minds.

There are two paths when confronted with negative energy or suffering. We can continue the path of suffering by responding negatively. This path will continue to create negative energy and suffering; or we can respond positively, and restore the positive energy of the soul. This path is not so easy because it requires us to remove greed, arrogance, and self love from our minds. This is the path to joy.

About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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