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Noble truth 1.5

Buddha told us about the existence of suffering, the cause of suffering and the path to liberation from suffering through his four noble truths. I feel that hidden in a famous comedy scene from the film "Vettam" is another noble truth about the nature of suffering. The volley of dialogues is as follows
Hero: According to my horoscope, I have bad times till I am 20.
Heroine: And, after that...?
Hero: He said I will get used to it.
This is a truth about the nature of suffering I have realised time and again. Namely,
We get used to suffering.
When I started having neck pain, I used to find it unbearable. After several years, now I can easily manage. I can even ignore it most of the time. Similarly, I have an artificial aortic valve. The clock-like sound it makes used to disturb me a lot initially. I used to find it difficult to sleep. Now, I cannot hear it unless I concentrate. In the famous book "Oru deshathinte katha", S.K. Pottekatt portrays the life of beggar kids. I felt that they had gotten used to their poverty. They were not suffering any more than the rest of us. I can keep listing examples, but I feel I have illustrated my point well enough. Now, a question to ponder: what about comforts?

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