12 Oct 2011

The Joy Hidden in Sorrow

Submitted by Stephen Winters
Title The Joy Hidden in Sorrow
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsSister Medhanandi,
Access Year2011
Access DateOct 12, 2011
Last Update Date2011
PublisherBuddhaNet.net
Keywordsdeath, freedom, honor, joy, sorrow, virtue
Abstract

By taking responsibility for what we feel, taking responsibility for our actions and speech, we build the foundation of the path to freedom. We know the result that wholesome action brings – for ourselves and for others. When we speak or act in an unkind way – when we are dishonest, deceitful, critical or resentful – then we are the ones that really suffer. Somewhere within us, there is a residue of that posture of the mind, that attitude of the heart.
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I want to encourage each one of you to keep investigating, keep letting go of your fear. Remember that fear of death is the same as fear of life. What are we afraid of? When we deeply feel and, at the same time, truly know that experience we can come to joy. It is still possible to live fully as a human being, completely accepting our pain; we can grieve and yet still rejoice at the way things are.

URLhttp://www.buddhanet.net/joydeath.htm
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