March 13, 2005

The Weight of Mountains

Follow-up to Suffering from Anokhee's blog

  • Is a mountain heavy?
  • It may be heavy in and of itself, but as long as we don't try to lift it up, it won't be heavy for us.

wutaishan

This is a metaphor that one of my teachers, Ajaan Suwat, often used when explaining how to stop suffering from the problems of life. You don't deny their existence — the mountains are heavy — and you don't run away from them. As he would further explain, you deal with problems where you have to and solve them where you can. You simply learn how not to carry them around. That's where the art of the practice lies: in living with real problems without making their reality burden the heart.

-Thanissaro Bhikkhu

I found this so clear, its from Ant's blog, 'the gecko'
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