Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 08/12/2014

Turning Difficulties into Trainings

I can’t think of many other things that are less conducive to formal Dhamma practice than family vacations. Schedules are non-existent, solitude impossible and one is constantly being baked in the furnace of “family fun” or the pursuit thereof.

As a result the idea that I might be able to see the myriad problems ans frustrations as opportunities to develop the paramis is very attractive and I have been experimenting with it during my time here. No, I have not reached heights of ecstatic ease and things seem no less difficult but at least the suffering has a meaning and a purpose that it did not before. And, as small and insignificant as that seems, it means the world to me.

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