Home Forums Dhammapada Course – Discussion Forum Dhammapada – Lesson 4 Reply To: Dhammapada – Lesson 4


On day 4 I found myself becoming unexpectedly upset and hateful about a certain situation that arose at work. Later that afternoon, I read the lesson, which we know is about replacing hatred with love. I realized that in this situation, I wasn’t upset about any specific person or event, it was a hatefulness about general conditions of life itself, which presented themselves in this specific work situation. So it could really be described as a hatefulness towards a God who is being blamed for these conditions. It is amazing to consider that a simple unconscious pattern can so contradict and interfere with my overall spiritual intention, and the flow of energy within me and all around me, and how powerful it will be when such a pattern is transformed into Love completely.