Understanding pain is vital if we wish to bring relief to useless suffering. To reduce useless pain is nurturing to love. But what does that actually mean? We should understand two sources of suffering.
Let us differentiate the inestimable benefits of accumulated knowledge from the tendency to hold fast to the past out of fear of the unknown. The beliefs we cling to, particularly about ourselves, are a denial of the growth of knowledge. When our habits have a stronger impact on us than facts, we are in danger […]
Our desires can make us more conscious or less. The less conscious we are, the more we rely on preconceived ideas, habits and unfounded beliefs.