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  • Writer's pictureLama Jigme Gyatso

Hating in the Name of Peace - 28oct21

Sadly, fundamentalist teachers

are not known for their perception of subtly.

However, when we take a nuanced view

of the first two noble truths

the confusion evaporates.

The first noble truth

is that there are STRESSORS:

circumstantial, and physical, and interpersonal, and mental.

The second truth

is that we tend to exacerbate those stressors

by living in resistance to them.

By trying to “make things happen.”

Ironically, it is by training

in the mindfulness and release

of the seventh and eighth folds

(of the eight fold path)

that we viscerally discover

the centered spontaneity, or flow state,

that is the middle ground between

contrivance and scatteredness.

Ideally we meditate,

not out of hate for Samsara

nor lust for Nirvana

but simply because it supports our journey

in the flow of Buddha Nature,

like the suspensors that supported

the corpulent mass of the Baron Harkonnen.

Let us conclude

with a simple

call to action

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