Posted by: Upāsaka | 02/19/2020

Mistreatment

I put down the looking teachings for a bit to refocus on what I took to be the fundamentals but it seems that life just won’t leave me alone long enough to do that. So, bring in the thick of it and feeling at times that I’m being mistreated, I have been running through the Eight Verses again.

Surely, the first issue and the best remedy is not to view anything as abuse in the first place. Whether we look at the Dhamma of the Lord Buddha expounded in Dhammapada I or the teachings of the Stoics, the problem begins with perception. But, having fallen for the lie that I’m being hit or abused, the sixth verse quoted above is the next best thing.


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