What do they know that I don’t?

Tibetan Buddhists have described our lives as a kind of karmic drama, it is natural to question the value of understanding the symbols of our personal play, in other words, if the symbolic patterns arising in our lives are rooted in karmic seeds planted in the distant past, then isn’t the effort to understand them a bit like pouring over yesterdays newspapers, or watching reruns of old television shows which tell us nothing about our condition here and now?

 

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