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‘Mental Afflictions’

by meditative - November 19th, 2014.
Filed under: Insights for Mindful Intelligence.

‘Mental afflictions’ or ‘defilements’ such as anger, blame, jealousy, greed, etc., are often deeply rooted in the human condition. Their presence in our thoughts and actions tend to cause us a great deal of pain and suffering when we fail to openly and compassionately work through their nature of cause and effect. Unattended, their karmic value can become truly burdensome like a ‘ball & chain’ we unnecessarily drag around with us, and limiting our inner capacity to realize a freer, more fulfilling existence. 

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