The Healing of Suffering

Punta de Vacas, May 4, 1969

Silo on the 4th of May, 1969, in Punta de Vacas

This is Silo's first public expression of his ideas. In poetic language, he explains that the most important knowledge for living ("true wisdom") is not the same as the knowldge found in books—knowledge of universal laws or things of that nature—but is a question of inner experience. The most important knowledge for living is related to comprehending suffering and how to surpass it.

«The Healing of Suffering» audio
Language Title Size Format Duration
Spanish Punta de Vacas, 4 de mayo del 1969 4.68 MB audio/mp3 00:20:26
Spanish Extracto de Punta de Vacas, 4 de mayo del 1969 1.18 MB audio/mp3 00:05:08
You wish to impose your way of life upon another; you wish to impose your vocation upon another. But who has told you that you are an example that must be followed? Who has told you that you can impose a way of life because it pleases you? What makes your way of life a model, a pattern that you have the right to impose on others?
You must understand that this suffering is always rooted in the violence that exists in your own consciousness. You suffer because you fear losing what you have, or because of what you have already lost, or because of what you desperately long to reach. You suffer because of what you lack, or because you fear in general. These, then, are the great enemies of humanity: fear of sickness, fear of poverty, fear of death, fear of loneliness.
«The Healing of Suffering» in Several Languages
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Spanish La Curación del Sufrimiento 23.3 KB January 05 2012 15:46 text/rtf
English The Healing of Suffering 23.2 KB January 05 2012 15:47 text/rtf
Italian La Guarigione Della Sofferenza 19 KB January 05 2012 15:48 text/rtf
French La Guerison de la Souffrance 14 KB January 05 2012 15:48 text/rtf
Finnish Kärsimyksen Parantaminen 15.1 KB January 05 2012 15:49 text/rtf
Hungarian A SZENVEDÉS GYÓGYÍTÁSA 15.1 KB January 05 2012 23:27 text/rtf
Catalan LA CURACIÓ DEL SOFRIMENT 54 KB February 21 2015 23:48 text/rtf
Dutch Genezing van het lijden 30.5 KB January 05 2012 15:54 application/msword
German Die Heilung vom Leiden 41.4 KB June 17 2012 00:51 text/rtf
Portuguese (Brazil) A cura do sofrimento 67.6 KB May 15 2014 14:43 text/rtf
Hebrew פונטה דה ווקאס, מנדוסה, ארגנטינה 80.5 KB January 05 2012 15:58 text/rtf
Aymaran T’AQISIÑA T’AKUYÄWI 42.5 KB June 08 2012 13:29 application/msword
Russian О лечении страдания 26 KB August 19 2012 01:40 application/msword
Quechua ÑAKARIYMANTA HANPIKUNAPAQ 44.5 KB October 20 2012 18:17 application/msword
Czech Uzdravení od utrpení 32 KB December 08 2013 20:12 application/msword