Examining how our feelings arise dependently gives us an objective view of how they rule our thoughts and actions.
Archive | April, 2011
How the afflictions arise one after another in our mind and how to humbly and persistently recognize them and remove them with antidotes.
We are constantly motivated by attachment and aversion to feelings, which causes us to try to change our environment to accommodate those feelings.
Doubt can undermine our Dharma practice and study, and can even cause lack of confidence in our teacher and the teachings of the Buddha.
How doubt torments us along the path, and how difficult it is sometimes to recognize afflictions as afflictions.
Strengthening our precepts and practice helps to fortify our minds against the flood of attachment and craving.
Try something different! How attachment to ideas creates conflict and unhappiness in our lives.
Sometimes going to a new environment gives us more space to relate to things and people differently.
Under the right conditions we can become attached to anything, exaggerating the good qualities of something and then clinging to it.
Analyzing the body helps to see how it does not exist inherently but does exist conventionally.