Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Arising and Passing

February 15, 2011, Tricycle Daily Dharma
Arising and Passing
Whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, gross or subtle, every sensation shares the same characteristic: it arises and passes away, arises and passes away. It is this arising and passing that we have to experience through practice, not just accept as truth because Buddha said so, not just accept because intellectually it seems logical enough to us. We must experience sensation’s nature, understand its flux, and learn not to react to it.

—S.N. Goenka, “Finding Sense in Sensation

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