Buddha is a great warrior and he had never avoided and shunned any single point of pain and suffering in life. He will not use a temporary method like applying soothing ointment to alleviate suffering, or deceive himself such as covering the ears whilst stealing a bell, in order to solve the effects of suffering and the causes of suffering in our lives. He always confronts pain and suffering directly, draws the sword directly and strikes directly to destroy them. Never had he evaded them.
《希望·新生》【四季法语】夏 #180 Summer · Four Seasons Words of Wisdom [Hope·Embark]