Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/03/2015


This morning up woke up tired and out of if sorts. Truth be told I still feel that way as I write now. As usual when I feel this way I struggled to figured out what practice was called for to meet the situation in a skilful way. Almost immediately I decided to forgo the practice of reciting my precepts and cycling through some other ideas like trying metta for others and myself until it hit me: all of this struggling to find a way to deal with the dukkha was causing even more dukkha.

In what I can only describe as a moment of clarity I realized that just accepting the moment with all of its displeasure and pain was the best way to address it in line with the Dhamma. Accept and try to comprehend it as well as I am able.

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Dirk Pieters

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