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Author: Paulo Coelho

Christian, a reader of this blog made a very interesting question: is suffering important for you to get some sort of enlightenment?

In my opinion it isn’t necessary. As a Catholic, the example of Jesus is quite telling: he traveled all his life, having dinners, meeting people and yet we remember him going though “passion” , nailed to the cross in the last days of his life.

The same applies to other avatars of humanity, such as Buddha: they were enjoying life. But for some reason the idea has gone round about suffering as a justification for us to go to heaven, or to sacrifice to others.

All my work is based in sharing the best of life and transmitting your happiness to others.

I would like then to hear your opinion on suffering and this attitude towards the spiritual path.

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