quotes tagged with 'hedonism'
Author: Science of Identity - Jagad Guru Chris Butler , Source: http//www.jagadguruchrisbutler.net/
Buddhists do not believe in a life of hedonism because they believe in the law of karma (that is, a person's actions in this life will affect his existence in his next life)
Epicurean philosophy claimed to deliver men from the fear of eternal punishment.Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Problem of Pain
The problem of reconciling human suffering with the existence of a God who loves, is only insoluble so long as we attach a trivial meaning to the word "love," and look on things as if man were the centre of them.Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Problem of Pain
It is for people whom we care nothing about that we demand happiness on any terms: with our friends, our lovers, our children, we are exacting and would rather see them suffer much than be happy in contemptible and estranging modes.Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Problem of Pain
It may be that this mortal existence is the only flash of eternity where we are allowed to have a veil over our minds and are allowed to experience incompleteness, pain, and sorrow, which give us such richness of experience. From this view, then, perhaps feeling lonely would not be seen as a disease condition but rather as one of the very purposes for being alive.Author: Robert Gleave, Source: Sorrow, Suffering, and Evil - Is There Reason to Hope?
Pain, sorrow, suffering, and evil, then, may not be deficits to be overcome, controlled, removed, or eradicated, but rather they may be gifts from a benevolent Father that can serve as instruments for developing a divine nature. We may perhaps go so far as to see the traditionally tragic elements of life as the very tools of the trade in the construction of heavenly mansions.