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Karma and the Truth of Suffering

When you begin to see your own karmic situation, including your aggression and other emotions, what you are seeing is what the Buddha calls the truth of suffering. That’s what the Buddha first taught. We can begin with the truth of suffering as well, with no formula, a straight shot.

From “Choiceless Choice,” in The Future Is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma, page 115.


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