16 May
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There is a Way Out

The second link in the chain of Transcendent Dependent Arising — after Suffering (dukkha) — is Saddha. This is often translated as “faith,” but not the blind, check-your-brain-at-the-door kind of faith that seems to be required in certain religious traditions. Saddha is not belief. It’s confidence. Trust. A sense that there is something that can be relied on….and that one can, in fact, find this something.

Saddha (faith) follows Dukkha (suffering) because the pain and distress of suffering is often what drives people to search for this something.

And in the searching, to actually find it.


(image from: Tarot of the Witches)


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