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. 

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