When things go wrong in life, it’s a chance to show the beauty of the heart. Take the time to cherish life and to learn from the experiences that we have in life. Grief is a feeling of sadness or regret in response to something bad that’s happened. As Buddhists we can challenge all the conditioned responses we have to events in our life, and see them as positive opportunities for growth. Things can go wrong at any time, and in order to cope with such a situation, it’s important to allow ourselves to be human and to think positively. Grief is part of life. It’s not just something you experience when somebody we love dies. It can be a lack of hope, a loss of dreams. It can be a feeling of being a victim.
This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size (because internet connections were slow back then – remember dialup?) on 7th March 2003. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans. If you like the Ajahn Brahm Podcast, you may also like the Treasure Mountain Podcast and / or the Forest Path Podcast which are also produced by the Everyday Dhamma Network.
These talks by Ajahn Brahm have been recorded and made available for free distribution by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. You can support the Buddhist Society of Western Australia by pledging your support via their Patreon page.