Equanimity and the pull of the five poisons. Frankfurt, 2019
The power of the five poisonous afflictions (mental dullness, desire, aversion, jealousy and pride) is very strong and each affliction can easily pull us away from grounded harmony and into the treacherous security of taking up a position. However equanimity is the great quality of the Middle Way avoiding extremes. Poised, dynamically balancing according to circumstances yet without bias in any direction, it reveals the freedom not to be at the mercy of the afflictions.
Teaching day by James Low
Tibethaus, Frankfurt, 18 October 2019
Transcribed by Kate Egetmeyer
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