The analogy of suffering..

“To draw an analogy: a man’s suffering is similar to the behaviour of gas. If a certain quantity of gas is pumped into an empty chamber, it will fill the chamber completely and evenly, no matter how big the chamber. Thus suffering completely fills the human soul and conscious mind, no matter whether the suffering is great or little. Therefore the “size” of human suffering is absolutely relative.”
*What I understand from this:

The author is opining that man can prevent the inexorable effects of suffering by suffocating it, thus restricting its ability to manoeuvre within ones soul or mind. One can do this by avoiding ruminating over the past or transfixing on possible events that can cause him to panic.

Man’s search for meaning.

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