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Healing Fear & Aggression with Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity

Healing Fear & Aggression with Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity

Update: 2022-01-061
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Instinctually, human beings respond to danger with either fear or aggression, the so-called "Flight or Fight Reaction". Unsurprisingly, with the dangers of the pandemic relentlessly presented in all media for the last two years, we can observe a lot of anxiety and anger building up by now. Unfortunately, both are unwholesome mindstates and can easily lead to creation of bad karma.


Ajahn Dhammasiha encourages us to make a New Year's Reolution to heal all that fear and aggression by developing the four 'Divine Abodes' ('Brahmavihāras):


  1. Loving Kindness 'Mettā'
  2. Compassion 'Karuṇā'
  3. Sympathetic Joy 'Muditā'
  4. Equanimity 'Upekkhā'


Based on these four extremely wholesome mindstates, we can respond to any challenges skilfully.


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Healing Fear & Aggression with Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity

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