There is a misconception held by some that Stoics have no interest in worldly goods and pleasures. This is not correct, as previously stated. The acceptance of a period of discomfort, similarly, is not an absolute end in itself for Stoic thinkers, but rather a means to the end of training in order to pursue spiritual progress and purification.
[Stoicism a beginners guide to the history and philosophy of stoicism]
Which is "the end" here? "training" or "pursuing spiritual progress and purification". I am so confused about this.