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Change


Monks on alms round …

As we know everything changes, except human stupidity/ignorance … though we might be undergoing a major change there too. Hopefully.

There are many changes on the path of life, the universe and everything. Here are some factors/possibilities:

  • Psychosis. Break down, build up.
  • Drugs. Forced change. Cope. Give up.
  • Ageing. Body, hormonal effects. Settle. Accept. Continue.

In Buddhist terms, we exist in/travel the path. Find the changed. Continue until changing.

Personally I can verify the veracity and potential of the various dharma orientations for change.

Spare some change?

KotishkaJeroenJeffrey

Comments

  • Change

    Change is inevitable...Suffering optional...

    BunksJeffrey
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Lke coins, change is often cyclical. It comes, it goes, then comes around again. Resistance to change is futile.
    Always be sure to carry small change in your pocket.
    You never know when you'll appreciate it.

    JeffreyDavid
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited August 2021

    Viparinama-dukkha is the suffering of change.
    In particular we don't like the transition from sukkha to dukkha. However if you buy into it, some change adds up to dukkha is sukkha. Who trains this way?

    Bunks
  • For many of us recording our ignorance, which we may mistake for wisdom can be helpful. For personal example:

    • Only the perfect can be a prefect. Nothing is perfect.
    • Nothing done in the right way is action.
    • Not all change is good. Sometimes it is ignorance.

    Whoever thinks they leave The Path, is not yet aware that, 'wherever you go, there you are' …

    BunksShoshin1
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