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Fear when Contemplating Impermanence

Fear when Contemplating Impermanence

Update: 2021-05-06
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A questioner mentions that contemplation of impermanence ('anicca') can arouse strong feelings of anxiety. Ajahn Dhammasiha suggests skilfull means to conquer that fear:


  1. Conviction that we can move beyond all impermanent, conditioned phenomena and realize the unconditioned freedom of nibbāna
  2. Even if we do not realize nibbāna yet, we strengthen out conviction that death is not elimination, but that consciousness will be estabished in a new rebirth according to our karma
  3. Strengthening our base of calm/samādhi before contemplating impermanence
  4. Not giving in to the fear, but confronting it with courage and pressing on in our insight contemplation


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