Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Via Daily Dharma

Why Attain Freedom? | April 21, 2015

Sometimes people get very rigid and tense trying to be good, disciplined, and ethical. Tension can also arise when we become more aware of the immense amount of destruction—seen and unseen, intentional and unintentional—that our mere physical existence causes. From a Buddhist point of view, however, this is what it means to be born in samsara [suffering], and this is why we need to attain freedom from samsara.

- Khandro Rinpoche, "Complete Abandon"