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Fear is a reoccurring companion on the spiritual path. It doesn't mean that something has gone wrong. The particular fear that you describe seems fairly common, but fears can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes; all sorts of feelings and thoughts. How can I overcome this fear? The overcoming of fear happens when we become curious about it rather than ...


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That sounds like the simile in AN 3.130 below. This describes three types of individuals and their anger. Anger is a sankhara (volition, mental formation). "Monks, there are these three types of individuals to be found existing in the world. Which three? An individual like an inscription in rock, an individual like an inscription in soil, and an ...


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This sounds like the type of philosophical questions that is mentioned in the Acintita Sutta: Conjecture about [the origin, etc., of] the world is an unconjecturable that is not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness & vexation to anyone who conjectured about it. You just cannot speculate on things like this. It will make you mad, says the ...


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Fighting fear makes it grow. Letting go of fear, it will disappear just as it arose. Fear is temporary. Temporary things are not worth clinging to: MN62:3.2: “Rāhula, you should truly see any kind of form at all—past, future, or present; internal or external; coarse or fine; inferior or superior; far or near: all form—with right understanding: ‘This is not ...


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Before you aim to lose control of your mind I urge you to read this answer with regards to what Volition (conditioned free will) is. Unless you are fully liberated don't be too quick to say there is no controller. You are the owner of your volition. It is not wise to say volition, including all bad volition, is uncontrolled because it offers a free license ...


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I think you can reflect on the mind's changing being inevitable as old age. If intellect has knowledge about how mind changes then the course of development will reflect that. Past conditioning can not be undone and bad mental & physical behaviors will come into play. One should reflect on conditioning and let wisdom steer as much as possible. There is ...


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Light is movement of photons which vibrate within a certain frequency range and travel at the speed of light. If there there is no one present with eyes to sense light, is there still light? I would say yes. Nibbana is a permanent phenomena (dhamma) which is like light. Even if there are no enlightened ones to experience it, it is still there. From MN 49 ...


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