Embracing the conditions that trouble us ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

Many people are attracted to Buddhism because they’ve read or heard somewhere that it offers a novel method of overcoming pain and attaining a measure of peace and well-being. It often comes as a shock that the teachings and practices laid out by the Buddha twenty-five hundred years ago do not in any way involve conquering problems or getting rid of the sense of loneliness, discomfort, or fear that haunts our daily lives. On the contrary, the Buddha taught that we can find our freedom only through embracing the conditions that trouble us.


Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom


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