Published Thursday, 12 June 2014

More than a thief,
more than an enemy,
a misdirected heart
brings one to harm.

Dhammapada v.42

A misdirected heart leads us to harm when it obstructs access to the natural state of contentment. When awareness fails and we attach, the act of clinging feeds into confused thinking and divisive action. True, self-existing well-being arises effortlessly for those who are at one with what is; with Dhamma. A liberated being doesnÕt have to try to be contented or try to not be discontented. Having seen the suffering caused by clinging, all inclination to attach to fixed positions has gone. The unobstructed heart leads only to understanding and ease.

With Metta,
Bhikkhu Munindo

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