The origin of suffering

What was in our stars

That destined us for sorrow?

Anna Akhmatova

The poem searches for and moves toward the origin, neither confirming nor negating it, neither reaching nor bypassing it, but indicating its space where the poet is silent and poetry is absent, where suffering disappears by not beginning. The poem lets a space in existence appear where there is neither existence nor space and where letting-appear takes place not as revealing, but as a relation with the obscure opening through which existence passes in order to suffer; a space toward which we constantly turn, unable to catch sight of.

2 thoughts on “The origin of suffering

  1. The individual consciousness is the origin of sorrow. The more we run for pleasure, the more we acquire sorrow. This would go on till we merge with the universal consciousness, in the singularity.

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