NEW MOON – Meeting Darkness

Transform anger with non-anger, 
badness with the good, 
meanness with generosity 
and deceit with integrity.

Dhammapada 223

Light always conquers darkness. This holds true however long darkness may have reigned: once light enters, darkness is dispelled. Our training talks of the need to be ready so that when required we can meet darkness wisely. If we are well-prepared and we are confronted with anger, we respond with non-anger; if we encounter stinginess we give a gift; if we experience dishonesty we show integrity. The power that light has over darkness is a principle in which we can afford to trust.

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