Last night’s discussion was very engaging. The impact of restlessness on the self seemed to become clearer as the conversation flowed. Thank you for all who contributed.
I truly appreciate the way we all keep an open mind during these discussions and that we are willing to speak freely about the differences in our understandings. Discussions are only an exchange of words, opinions, and concepts. Genuine dhamma liberation arises in experience. Only then can you know for yourself what is the truth. The point of the conversations are to inspire you to look further, deeper, more subtly at your own life experiences.
To that end, this week see if you can notice the places where you are “reaching” in life. See if you can notice any suffering connected to the “reaching” (it may be very subtle). If you notice reaching, consider what the experience would be like if you simply let go of the “reaching”.
Next week we will explore “ignorance” – the last of the ten fetters – and end the topic with a summary discussion the week after.
With a deep bow…