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Untangling the Tangle

Seattle Insight Meditation Center | Oct 2015

A contemplation of the mind with its equal capacity for profound distress and profound wakefulness.

Jata Sutta: The Tangle

A tangle within,
a tangle without,
people are entangled in a tangle.
Gotama, I ask you this: who can untangle this tangle?

[The Buddha:]
A person established in integrity,
developing discernment and mindfulness
ardent and clear, they can untangle this tangle.

Those whose
passions, aversions, and ignorance
have faded away,
for them the tangle's untangled.

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