At Hell’s Gate—confronting suffering to end violence

Excerpt from At Hell’s Gate: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace by Claude Anshin Thomas

“We all desire happiness—what is good, pleasant, right, permanent, joyful, harmonious, satisfying, and easy. But life often brings frustration, dissatisfaction, incompleteness, and sorrow.  It is this suffering that leads to violence against ourselves and against others, and coming to terms with suffering is the only way ultimately to end violence and live with greater peace in the world.”

About Steven Goodheart

"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Spinoza


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