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We are uncomfortable because everything in our life keeps changing our inner moods, our bodies, our canada goose cheap uk work, the people we love, the world we live in. We can hold on to anything a beautiful sunset, a sweet taste, an intimate moment with a lover, our very existence as the body/mind we call self because all cheap Canada Goose things come and go. Lacking any permanent satisfaction, we continuously need another injection of fuel, stimulation, reassurance from loved ones, medicine, exercise, and meditation. We are continually driven to become something more, to experience something else.
Nothing To Lose
There is no greater security than having nothing to lose. That is the only way to be truly secure. That is why we are all ultimately secure. None of us has anything to lose. Unfortunately, we don always see it that way. Really, we hardly ever see it that way. Without straining ourselves we can rattle off all sorts of important things that we can lose. We can lose our health, happiness, loved ones, or our lives. Those would all be significant losses. The thought of losing any of that stuff could be devastating. Conversely, if we actually have those things, we are extremely fortunate.
Health, happiness, loved ones, and life are not something that we have. They are not canada goose down uk ours to lose. Those things are essential to our being. We might have poor health, we might be estranged and apart from those we love, we will surely become sad, and without exception we will die. Those things are also integral parts of us. Try as we might, we can lose them either.
If you want to know if you are getting good yogurt, look at the expiration date on the container. If you want to know if you are getting good Buddhism, look for the three Dharma Seals. If you want to know why you are suffering, look out for the three poisons.
The three Dharma Seals are impermanence, no self, canada goose outlet store vancouver and Nirvana. The three poisons are anger, canada goose outlet parka ignorance, and desire. The ignorance of the three poisons is not general stupidity, it is specifically the belief in a solid, separate self. That common canada goose vest outlet misunderstanding of self causes lots of problems and is an impediment canada goose outlet to experiencing Canada Goose Online Nirvana. Just as ignorance is canada goose black friday vancouver not what we tend to think canada goose emory parka uk it is, Nirvana, also, is not what we think it is. As soon as we think we know what Nirvana is, we have lost it.
In English, Nirvana can mean a blissful state, or an ideal place of pure happiness. That not quite what it is in Buddhism. Experiencing Nirvana is like canada goose outlet eu having your mind blown. It is even more like, mind blown. It is beyond concept and beyond a conceiving self. There not much point in thinking about it, because it is beyond thought. However, the idea of not cheap canada goose suffering is very compelling. Although we may not know how we experience Nirvana, we know well how we experience suffering. Because we don canada goose outlet like to suffer, we continually strive for Nirvana, liberation, enlightenment, or simply a break from carrying the weight of being us.
Juggling the thee poisons is how we habitually suffer. Naming the three poisons provides a framework that helps us observe the hooks and snares of canada goose outlet toronto address our suffering. We get angry, we want things, and we regularly entertain ideas of a solid, separate self. The three Dharma Seals represent a path to liberation, a way to understand things differently. Within and beyond Buddhism, we can find teachings canada goose outlet legit about impermanence, no self, and Nirvana. When we look for them, we canada goose outlet hong kong see them everywhere, and they become trail markers leading us through the woods. Because we are in the woods does not mean that there is not a wide open sky above us. Because there are clouds does not mean the moon is not there. Because we are suffering does not mean we are not also liberated. Looking into anger can lead to resolution. Looking into desire can lead to non attachment, canada goose outlet https://www.fcvfrankfurt.de near me looking into self can expose no self. Looking into suffering, with a sense of compassion and seeking another way, can lead to liberation. Look and seek.