Flowing Emptiness

This short Dharma talk by Daehaeng Kun Sunim isn’t exactly comfortable, but it shows us the way forward, as well as why we keep suffering.

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People don’t recognize this reality of emptiness.
Everything is empty, but they don’t see this,
their mind itself is empty, but they don’t realize this.
Because they don’t understand the reality of emptiness,
just letting go is often beyond them.

Always thinking me, mine, I,
only knowing obtaining, getting, acquiring,
they sentence themselves to eons
of being sucked into the spinning wheel of samsara,
carrying around the karma they keep creating.

This is the nature of suffering,
hitting us again and again,
without cease,
merely because we don’t understand “letting go.”

 

 

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