Thinking I have problems.
Thinking I have.
There can be many meanings for this verse.
If we follow thoughts back, we can see that they stem from an embedded karmic situation that has gone on for a very long time. <source: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche)
Here’s another one:
The point of the practice is to stop being the person who has problems, and instead to abide fully in the nature where there are neither problems nor a separate individual to struggle with them. <source: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche>
And yet another:
It is often thought that the buddha’s doctrine teaches us that suffering will disappear if one has meditated long enough, or if one sees everything differently. It is not that at all. Suffering isn’t going to go away; the one who suffers is going to go away.” < source: Ayya Khema: When the Iron Eagle Flies>
The last one:
Leave the mind in its natural, undisturbed state. Don’t follow thoughts of “This is a problem, that is a problem!” Without labeling difficulties as problems, leave your mind in its natural state. In this way, you will stop seeing miserable conditions as problems.” <source: Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Transforming Problems into Happiness.>
Here’s my own interpretation. I have a problem. I then compound the situation by fixating on it. “Why did this happen to me.” I have now become the problem. So now it’s the problem of the problem!
What does this verse mean to you?
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