Ignorance is Suffering, Knowledge is Bliss

It can be blissful to be ignorant about some things, but painful to be ignorant of others. For instance, if one does not know the causes of one’s own suffering–clinging, aversion, mistaking the impermanent for the permanent–one remains a slave to them, suffering far more than necessary. Mindful awareness of these things loosens their hold and liberates us from their grasp.  Here, ignorance is suffering and knowledge is bliss.


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