Torturer and prisoner

Dalai Lama hugged Phakyab silently. Then he simply said, “Three months of prison and torture. It’s a terrible ordeal! But for others, it lasts 10 years, 20 years! It kills some!”

Phakyab understood then how important it is to put our sufferings into perspective, to not lock oneself in a painful past that indefinitely extends the ordeal. When that happens, we become our own torturer.

– taken from an article in tricycle