Posted by: Upāsaka | 11/17/2016

Practicing with Oppression

Everyone wants happiness. No one wants suffering. This is the view that I need to return to and recall at all times. I tocan’t afford to forget it, especially as things appear to be turning for the worse. The anger at “others” needs to be reframed as anger directed you the eradication of ignorance in oneself. And, although I haven’t been Christian for years, this morning in meditation the verses “forgive them Father for they know not what they do” sprung to mind and echoed there in the darkness. 

They know not what they do. Whether out if hate, ignorance or desire, all beings want happiness and not suffering. Forgive me for rambling but I’m feeling frayed at the edges. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Daily Dhamma Study Group

Teachings of Lord Buddha in the Pali Canon

Buddha's Brain

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." ~ Buddha




about buddhist teachings