Analyzing the unpleasant

Whenever we encounter something unpleasant, why is it unpleasant?

It is unpleasant because it is not what we expected to encounter.

Is there any guarantee that what we originally expected would be better?

Could this experience be equally good or equally bad?

If this is happening, its causes and conditions must be present.

If its causes and conditions are present, it is unavoidable.

If it is unavoidable, it is necessary for it to happen.

If it is necessary, it is beneficial, at least as a lesson in cause and effect.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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1 Response to Analyzing the unpleasant

  1. Yue-han Su says:

    Equanimity always leads to freedom.

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