Well...1. suffering is part of life (we Illini know that intrinsically). 2. suffering is caused by desire. 3. eliminate desire and you eliminate suffering. 4. We must follow the holy 8 fold path to eliminate desire an thus suffering. These are the noble truths.All life is suffering. Only when we accept that do we cease to suffer. Here's hoping the Rambler faithful have ample time to practice that acceptance this afternoon.