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4 Divine Abodes to Conquer Anxiety and Enmity - New Year at Dhammagiri

4 Divine Abodes to Conquer Anxiety and Enmity - New Year at Dhammagiri

Update: 2022-01-04
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When we're exposed to some threat or danger, an instinctual response is either fear or aggression. We can see the same pattern in animals in the "flight or fight reaction" to danger. As humanity has been exposed to a media onslaught depicting the dangers of the pandemic for the last two years, we can see a lot of fearful and angry reactions.Unfortunately, both anger and fear are unwholesome mindstates, and acting on them can create a lot of bad karma.Ajahn Dhammasiha recommends us to develop the 4 Brahmavihāras ('Divine Abodes') instead:Loving Kindness 'Mettā'Compassion 'Karuṇā'Sympathetic Joy 'Muditā'Equanimity 'Upekkhā'These mindstates are extremely wholesome, and if devoloped mindfully and persistantly, will help us to respond skilfully to any external crisis. www.dhammagiri.netwww.facebook.com/dhammagiri-forest-hermitagewww.youtube.com/channel/UCJINt0JJBfFm_x0FZcU9QJwwww.tinyletter.com/dhammagiri/archive
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4 Divine Abodes to Conquer Anxiety and Enmity - New Year at Dhammagiri

4 Divine Abodes to Conquer Anxiety and Enmity - New Year at Dhammagiri

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