[Carl Jung on overcoming Suffering in India and the West.]

Walther Uhsadel (cf. Ubsadel, 4 Aug. 36), in his book Evangells. che Seelsorgc (1966), p.121, reports a conversation he had with Jung in 1938 at his house in Kiisnacht.

Jung, pointing to a copy of one of the glass windows in the monastery at Konigsfeldeo, Aargau, Switzerland, representing the
Crucifixion, said:

“You see, this is the crux for us.”

When I asked him why, he replied:

“I’ve just got back from India and it has struck me with renewed force.

Man has to cope with the problem of suffering.

The Oriental wants to get rid of suffering by casting it off.

Western man tries to suppress suffering with drugs.

But suffering has to be overcome, and the only way to overcome it is to endure it. We learn that only from him.”

And here he pointed to the Crucified. ~Carl Jung, Letters, Volume 1, Page 236.

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