The Nature of Suffering
"One must be patient like the earth. What iniquities are being perpetuated on her! Yet she quietly endures them all."
"Each has to get the result of the actions one has earned for this life. A pin at least must prick where a wound from a sword was due."
"You see, my son, it is not a fact that you will never face danger. Difficulties always come, but they do not last forever. You will see that they pass away like water under a bridge."
"Don't be afraid. Human birth is full of suffering and one has to endure everything patiently, taking the name of God. None, not even God in human form, can escape the sufferings of body and mind."
From The Teachings of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, published
by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Madras, 1983.