Ignorance is at the root of every problem we suffer. This is ignorance of the true nature of our misleading mind and our conception of self or identity. Because we are unaware of this, we make the emotional mistakes of aversion and attachment in response to the circumstances of life. Conversely, we “fix” these emotional disturbances by developing an accurate perception of how things really exist, of the relative nature of one’s self and everything else.
Any solution to any issue must be accompanied by informed awareness, a synonym for wisdom. Informed awareness is like a powerful flashlight and the disturbing emotions are like cockroaches – they run from the light of wisdom. Wisdom is what can transform blame into compassion and end suffering immediately and completely in the moment.
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