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In this video, I talk about the Buddha, Buddhism, freedom, fear, and how to conquer it.
In The Dhammapada, the Buddha says that a wise person is beyond fear and, as a result, is truly free, and I explored this idea more deeply through a dialogue. I was interested in the complete elimination of fear from the mind, and here’s where I’ve arrived.
Fear is a barrier that prevents the mind from learning, and the source of fear is our desire to protect ourselves from pain. But we can’t protect ourselves from pain. Our protection lies in the hands of Fate. Fate trades by a contract, and it’s possible to learn this contract and lessen the amount of pain we receive in life. But to completely eliminate fear from the mind, two things have to be true: when Fate does give us pain, it’s necessary and bearable. And only when fear vanishes are we able to be free, uncontrolled by anyone. But as long as fear exists in the mind, there’s always a tyrant trying to control us.
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