Appreciating the whole cycle of impermanence ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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Appreciating the whole cycle of impermanence ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

We usually appreciate only half of the cycle of impermanence. We can accept birth but not death, accept gain but not loss, or the end of exams but not the beginning. True liberation comes from appreciating the whole cycle and not grasping onto those things that we find agreeable. By remembering the changeability and impermanence of causes and conditions, both positive and negative, we can use them to our advantage. Wealth, health, peace, and fame are just as temporary as their opposites.

from the book What Makes You Not a Buddhist