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Contemplating Uncertainty ('Anicca') | Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Dhammasiha

Contemplating Uncertainty ('Anicca') | Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Dhammasiha

Update: 2021-12-14
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As Queensland is finally opening borders for arrivals without quarantine, there is a sense of uncertainty about future levels of infections and changing regulations.

Ajahn Dhammasiha encourages us to not deny these feelings, but to confront them directly by active contemplation. 'Anicca', normally translated as 'impermanence', also means 'not sure', 'uncertain', 'unreliable'. We may feel some temporary relief by denying the unreliable nature of conditions, but in the end reality will always catch up with us, and then we will suffer a lot.

A better approach is to acknowledge uncertainty and to contemplate it, until our insight is deep enough that it leads to dispassion and letting go.

And very important; we should never forget that there is the state of total freedom that the Buddha experienced and taught, and that we are able to realize ourselves if we follow his advice:
The Unconditioned, Nibbāna, the state that is beyond all impermanence, the mind freed from any form of suffering, change, death and rebirth.


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Contemplating Uncertainty ('Anicca') | Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Dhammasiha

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