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Where suffering fails to detach us from the thing or the person outside us, from our body, or from the ego inside us, it fails to achieve its metaphysical purpose. To that extent it is wasted, even though the surface lesson it conveys, the practical purpose, is successfully achieved.

-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 1: Situation > # 287

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