The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

When we understand that we cannot be destroyed, we are liberated from fear

 

There is a beginning and an end to all things objective.
That which perceives them has no beginning nor any end.
Being birthless, it is deathless. ~ Wu Hsin ~

The Buddha taught that –
there is no birth; there is no death;
there is no coming; there is no going;
there is no same; there is no different;
there is no permanent self; there is no annihilation.

We only ‘think’ there is.

When we understand that we cannot be destroyed, we are liberated from fear. It is a great relief. We can enjoy life and appreciate it in a new way.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

 

2 responses

  1. In the Stillness of Willow Hill

    This is an ongoing process….releasing fear. I used to be afraid of death itself…then that fear changed to a softer version…fear of the fear that comes before death. True freedom comes from simply understanding that we are eternal and that fear is an illusion of the future.

    June 23, 2014 at 6:22 pm

  2. Marvelous and thank you.

    June 24, 2014 at 8:09 am

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