Why do we want to remove the roots of ignorance? Because all waning, pain and suffering, including all the times we were emotionally down, had poor relationship with others, felt dejected etc., all these troubles originated from ignorance. If we do not eradicate these roots or sources of pain and suffering, and always struggling at some branch tips when we want to solve lives’ problems, actually we are still falling from one deep pit into another deep pit, and merely continuing to endure different sufferings.
《希望·新生》【四季法语】冬 #276 Winter · Four Seasons Words of Wisdom [Hope·Embark]
为什么要去除无明的根本？ 因为所有的衰损，痛苦，包括所有的心情不好，人际关系不好，沮丧等等这些麻烦，都是源自无明。 如果我们不把这些痛苦的根源彻底地去除，总是在一些枝末上挣扎，想要解决生命的问题，实际上还是从一个深坑掉到另一个深坑，继续承受不一样的苦罢了。