Thursday, October 25, 2012

Whose Dukka?

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It's been one of those weeks so far...

One thing I realized from it today is that the First Noble Truth doesn't include possessive pronouns. Other people's pains can certainly feel like our own when we open that connection to them.

"Now this, monks, is the Noble Truth of dukkha: Birth is dukkha, aging is dukkha, death is dukkha; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, & despair are dukkha; association with the unbeloved is dukkha; separation from the loved is dukkha; not getting what is wanted is dukkha. In short, the five clinging-aggregates are dukkha."

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful: Other people are never separate from us. Parents understand this in a very deep way.