09/03/2011 Comments Off on Aversion

Aversion defined: The avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because it has been associated with an unpleasant or painful stimulus. Somebody or something strongly disliked.


Buddhism If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

View all problems as challenges. Look upon negativities that arise as opportunities to learn and to grow. Don’t run from them, condemn yourself, or bury your burden in saintly silence. You have a problem? Great. More grist for the mill. Rejoice, dive in, and investigate.
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, “Mindfulness in Plain English”

It is crucial to know when it is appropriate to withdraw our attention from things that disturb our mind. However, if the only way we know how to deal with certain objects is to avoid them, there will be a severe limit as to how far our spiritual practice can take us.
– Lama Thubten Yeshe, “Introduction to Tantra”

The Three Roots of Evil Monks, there are these three roots of evil. What three?
Lust is a root of evil, hate is a root of evil, delusion is a root of
evil. These are the three roots of evil. – Itivuttaka



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