The session started with a 5-minute metta sharing for MH370.
Right now many would not dare to be embarking on a long haul trip by aeroplane. Hahahaha... to quote Uncle Vijaya's anecdote....
Two people were talking about how people died.
Person A : Most of my ancestors died at sea.
Person B : Oh..... if I were you then I wouldn't go to sea.
Person A : How about you then, where do most of your ancestors died?
Person B : Well, most of my ancestors died in bed.
Person A : Ha... If I were you then I wouldn"t go to bed.
Such hilarious story to start the topic of Letting Go of Fear. FEAR is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real. How appropriate.
Not knowing is giving rise to fear. Human wants to be in the know otherwise there is a lot of fear.
In Buddhism it is about fear of Suffering, Fear of the effects of Karma, fear of discomfort and what causes it.
Fear about the future and trying to predict what's going to happen is all but a Fantasy. The cause of it self-grasping, That's for sure.
How to end FEAR is to begin to do something about it that is face it head on.
From what is dear, grief is born
From what is dear, fear is born.
For someone freed from what is dear,
there is no grief,
So Why Fear??
Let it Go!
Saddhu Saddhu Saddhu to Uncle Vijaya for such an enlightening talk.
May All Be Well and Happy.