Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

Freedom from Fixation - Part 2

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In the second part of the Audio Teaching ‘Freedom from Fixation’, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje speaks further on the subject that while our day to day existence is not free from the presence of emotions, there is no reason to let them overwhelm us. We can transform this emotion instead into the higher and far more noble expression of loving-kindness and compassion.

Using the example of the love a mother has for her child, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje explains how we can expand this unconditional love into boundless universal love for all beings. When we focus our love on only one person, it becomes a fixation that obscures our mind to the bigger picture of the world we live in. Where there exists the fixation of “this is mine and that is yours”, there will be ground enough for conflict and contention. As you transform the love for one person into unconditional love for the greater many, this can generate boundless benefit to both yourself and to others.

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