Several years ago I did a study into the nature and purpose of suffering. The result of that study was a book published in 1995 entitled Fire & Gold: Benefiting from Life's Tests. The compilation focused on the Writings of the Baha'i faith--writings which were enormously comforting and which also seemed incredibly comprehensive on the nature and purpose of tests and difficulties.

This selection of quotes have been chosen for this site in the hope that some measure of meaning may be offered to others.