Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 05/04/2020

The Obstacle is the Way

Something that modern Stoics are fond of saying is that the obstacle is the way. And, if we look at it through the lens of the Dhamma, isn’t it the same thing as the First Noble Truth? I’m no teacher and am clearly still a putthujana so I’m just sharing my thoughts and they are liable completely wrong but, in my obscured view it seems that the obstacle (dukkha) must be taken as the way to the end of suffering.


  1. Wow! What a beautiful quote!

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