By Gale Sears
Descended from the Hawaiian royal line, Jonathan Napela turned one of many first—and so much influential—converts to the Church in Hawaii. a guy of intelligence, social prestige, and wealth, he used his enormous place to additional the gospel in his place of origin.
He constructed a lifelong bond of brotherhood with Elder George Q. Cannon, assisting to translate the publication of Mormon into Hawaiian and identify a meeting position for the Hawaiian saints in Laie, Oahu. but if his liked spouse, Kitty, was once afflicted with leprosy, Jonathan made the defining determination of his existence. He would go away his lifetime of privilege to turn into her caretaker and spend the remainder of his lifestyles on Molokai, the island of lepers. to those that suffered comparable heartbreak and banishment, Jonathan's self-sacrifice turned their lifeline.
Based on precise tale, this is often a unprecedented novel of a guy who selected love within the face of demise.
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32 These are the senses, the sensual world. It is the compounded world of birth and death. Its very nature is dukkha, it is imperfect and unsatisfying. You’ll never find perfect happiness, contentment or peace in the sensual world; it will always bring despair and death. The sensual world is unsatisfactory, and so we only suffer from it when we expect it to satisfy us. We suffer from the sensual world when we expect more from it than it can possibly give: things like permanent security and happiness, permanent love and safety, hoping that our life will only be one of pleasure and have no pain in it.
We allow things to take their course to cessation, we allow things to go away rather than just push them away. Usually we just push certain things away from us, refusing to accept or recognize them. Whenever we feel upset or annoyed with anyone, when we’re bored, or when unpleasant feelings arise, we look at the beautiful flowers or the sky, read a book, watch 39 TV, do something. We’re never fully consciously bored, fully angry. We don’t recognize our despair or disappointment, because we can always run off into something else.
We can humbly endure sickness, pain, cold, hunger, failures and criticisms. If we’re not attached to the world we can adapt to change, whatever that change may be, whether it’s for the better or for the worse. If we’re still attached then we can’t adapt very well, we’re always struggling, resisting, trying to control and manipulate everything, and then 48 feeling frustrated, frightened or depressed at what a delusive, frightening place the world is. If you’ve never really contemplated the world, never taken the time to understand and know it, then it becomes a frightening place for you.