Is there a shortcut?

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Is there a shortcut?

Post by Individual » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:17 pm

In this sutta:
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Ignorance-->Sensual desire-->Hatred & Despair-->Freedom

Is there a shortcut around Hatred & Despair?

If not, what is the quickest path through it? :)

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Re: Is there a shortcut?

Post by catmoon » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:48 pm

Patience.



Shantideva has some good things to say about patience, developing it and subduing anger.

This route is not short, but it can show results in a few months.
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Re: Is there a shortcut?

Post by Individual » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:52 pm

catmoon wrote:Patience.
You mean Kshanti.

It also means forgiveness.

Makes perfect sense. Thanks!

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