Friday, August 04, 2006

Samsara is not always pleasant

Samsara is not always pleasant; it is made up of a lot of suffering and problems. When they have problems, some people get upset immediately. Why? Because they do not notice or understand what the condition of samsara is like. If, for example, you are aware that you are in samsara, you know what the situation of samsara is like, when you have a problem there is no reason for you to be too upset. Of course if you have some problems, it isn't very nice. You are not happy but you know what the situation is like so you can accept it the way it is and do your best to overcome and diminish problems. This way you don't get charged up and accumulate tensions. Even when there are problems, they become lighter instead of heavier. This is called: knowing how the situation or the condition is. --Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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