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Karmapa on overcoming fear

"Is Understanding Fear Beneficial?"

March 17, 2015

In his article in the recently launched Huffington Post India, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, gives us methods to work with fear. Fear is a universal human experience, something we all encounter.

The good news is that experiencing fear is not a bad thing – it means that you are alive.

Karmapa explains how to analyse this emotion from a Buddhist perspective.

When we examine fear, we discover a simple and powerful truth: fear is neither good nor bad. Fear is neutral. What is positive or negative is our response and relationship to fear. We discover that fear does not inherently exist — if it did, we would not experience peace or compassion at all.

The article has gathered several thousand Likes already. To read the full article, see “Is Understanding Fear Beneficial?”

 

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa teaching

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, teaches in India and abroad