Dealing with Mental Addictions

In this talk Gelek Rimpoche highlights the destructive power of addictions, to substances, but even more so, to anger, obsession and to name and fame. According to the Buddha’s teachings, conscientiousness and honesty are the basis on which to get a handle on these negative emotions. If unchallenged, they feed on themselves and just as with any addiction, ignorance is no excuse. The suffering will follow anyway. The good news is that with mindfulness and determination it is definitely possible to overcome these addictions and bring out the best qualities human beings are capable of.

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