The Patient Endurance of the Uncreate

Anutpattika-dharma-ksanti: the patient endurance of the uncreate

These are the words I shared as a Facebook status update on July 30th, 2011.  It is a short line taken from Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra which I had been gently pawing at while sitting in the window seat of my Brooklyn Heights apartment melting in the summer heat.  I was confused, scared, uncomfortable, and agitated. There was this belief that somehow, someday I could control and enjoy this life but that I was failing in my attempts to do so.  Some would say that the persistence of this delusion was astonishing yet I sat there numb, weighed down, and silenced by my restlessness, irritability, and discontent.

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