Thursday, 28 March 2013

FULL MOON – Wednesday 27th March 2013

No more need is there to re-form
for those who have reached the goal;
they are free from fear and longing.
The thorns of existence have been removed.

Dhp. v. 351

If we were thoroughly free from fear it would mean we could handle
whatever intensity life might present to us.  As it is, when love or
hate enter our hearts we tend to lose ourselves. Instead of our
abiding as vast awareness, capable of accommodating strong feelings,
fear manifests as a collapse into obstructed awareness. By clinging to
and identify with desire, we create fear. And we cling to that. To let
go of fear we must also let go of desire. This does not however mean
that desire and fear disappear.

With Metta, Bhikkhu Munindo

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