This Sunday, Payton guided the Sangha discussion on the topic of how we experience injustice and dissatisfaction in our minds, and if there is a way to take action in the world without greed, aversion, or delusion.
Payton played a talk by Andrea Fella which is available here:
Some of the notes from the talk follow.
When anger is not present, our mind can see suffering and we can more naturally act out of compassion rather than acting out of anger or fear.
Our minds are confused. We see only the greed or aversion, rather than what’s actually happening and we want to resolve the greed or aversion, not the thing that’s happening.
It’s not a mistake or a problem that things are unreliable and always changing, it’s actually just the way things are. We are confused because of our desire for reliability and the sense of being able to control things.
Wisdom wants us to allow both truth and wanting for happiness without craving for a particular outcome.
“If we use scissors to cut a tangle out, we are left with a whole in the fabric.”