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Problem solving

What would be the best way to complete this sentence in regards to Buddhist practice? Please explain your answer if possible. Thank you.

  1. ____________ the problem.

Deal with, Handle, Accept, Transcend, Solve...are some examples.

My opinion (for now) is to "see" the problem. Because you won't know if there's a problem if you don't see it. How would you answer?

Earthninjaanataman

Comments

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    What's the problem?

    namarupaBuddhadragonHamsakaanataman
  • namarupanamarupa Veteran
    edited June 2014

    @lobster said:
    What's the problem?

    Isn't that the problem of not knowing the problem though? :scratch: .

    anataman
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    What's the problem with not knowing? :buck: .

    anataman
  • namarupanamarupa Veteran
    edited June 2014

    @lobster said:
    What's the problem with not knowing? :buck: .

    I'm not worthy. :bowdown: .

    lobsteranataman
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran

    sit with

    namarupa
  • @Jeffrey said:
    sit with

    I like that one.

    lobsteranataman
  • EarthninjaEarthninja Wanderer West Australia Veteran

    Class the problem.

    If it can be fixed, don't worry about it. Just fix it.
    If it can't, don't worry about it. There's nothing you can do!

    namarupa
  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    My favourite motto, by Chinese Buddhist Sheng Yen is:
    "I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go."

    So my sentence would be something like:
    "Face the problem, accept the problem, deal with the problem, then let go of the problem."

    JeffreynamarupaDandelionBunks
  • CittaCitta Veteran

    Sometimes the problem can't be solved. But we can usually come to a resolution..and be at peace with it.

    namarupaBuddhadragonlobsterEarthninja
  • 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

    90% of the time, the problem we perceive involves a chain of events, wrought by and/or involving others. Whatever we choose to do, has an effect. So sometimes, it is better to take a step back, breathe, assess, and just try to implement a damage-limitation exercise that has as little a knock-on effect as possible.

    (PS, if anyone manages to do this, let me know how. Thanks.)

    BuddhadragonnamarupaanatamanDandelion
  • NeleNele Veteran

    Look deeply into

    namarupa
  • NomaDBuddhaNomaDBuddha Scalpel wielder :) Bucharest Veteran

    Understand...

    namarupa
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran

    "Who has"

    namarupa
  • DandelionDandelion London Veteran

    @dharmamom said:
    My favourite motto, by Chinese Buddhist Sheng Yen is:
    "I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go."

    So my sentence would be something like:
    "Face the problem, accept the problem, deal with the problem, then let go of the problem."

    Ah. I currently have a problem. I have reached the 'deal with the problem' part. Not looking forward to that. But I am looking forward to the 'letting go' part.

    namarupaBuddhadragon
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran

    When you commit to dealing with a problem I find there is a little boost regarding being resolved.

    DandelionnamarupaBuddhadragonlobster
  • Some really great responses by the way.

    Earthninja
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