“‘When I die, all the happiness or sadness I may now have will only remain as memories, as if I had dreamt them. It is meaningless to be attached or to be hostile in this short life.’”
-Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand pg. 607
Happiness and suffering are impermanent
Fame and its absence are also impermanent.
Acquisition and its absence are impermanent.
Honour and its absence are also impermanent
Everything is momentary and brief.
They are not permanent or truly existing.
If you examine all the happiness and suffering
that you have experienced until now,
even their names, have now ceased to be.
With every instant they change and depart
Therefore, towards illusory appearances
don’t have strong clinging or belief in their reality.
I guess it's the Indian caste system that has a particular problem with gravediggersKonchog1 wrote:a hated chandala.
Not direct control over others feelings presumeably _ _Konchog1 wrote:Helpful thoughts for me is thinking that I do have control
flowerbudh wrote:I need to work on this. A lot. Are there any sutras on craving to influence over others (mainly by ways of emotional/mental coercion) and how to cease this behaviour?
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