Thursday, January 2, 2014

the end of craving is freedom...

(shared from  facebook)
When the Buddha speaks of the end of dukkha, 
he is not simply talking about being in a good mood. 
The radical, uncompromising freedom of nibbana 
is not dependent on conditions being favorable;
 it’s not dependent on conditions at all. 
This deeper freedom, the end of craving,
 comes through a profound inner shift of understanding,
 in which the strongly held view of self is purified 
through the experience of what is unconditioned, unborn. 
~Joseph Goldsten

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