Presented by

Willa Thaniya Reid

Recorded:
8/15/2016
Location:
Seattle Insight Meditation Center
Keywords:
nun, conflict, pain, non-resistance, freedom
Readings:
none
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Compassionate Presence, Wise Response

The Buddha taught, 'hatred does not cease by hatred, only through love'. When, in our life, we encounter conflict and pain, what does this mean? Through the cultivation of awareness and non-resistance, we can discover a radical ability to meet both our ‘inner' and 'outer' experience with profound harmlessness. From this perspective, whatever is happening for us can become a path to true freedom, where deep and innate wisdom and compassion arise in response to the way things are.