On Sunday 17 September, Achariya S. Vijaya gave a rousing talk on how we can stay firm in facing the eight winds in life, especially when challenges arise. If the mind is untrained, it flutters like the leaf blown by the wind, because it reacts impulsively based on our likes or dislikes. As Buddhists, we can develop the mind, through learning, practising and realising the profound Dhamma, so that we can distance ourselves from unwholesome mental factors.
When we learn and understand the realities of life taught by the Buddha, we strive to develop mindfulness in every moment to manage our emotions and reactions. In this way, we can stay as firm as a rock regardless of the circumstance, as well as not cause harm to ourselves and others. To learn more from Ach. Vijaya, you may access the talk at this link https://youtu.be/TeAEzICJKQg.
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