The 3 States of DiscontentPosted: February 25, 2012
Being parted from what you want, having to put up with what you don’t want and not fulfilling your wishes are the three states of discontent. Together these states describe samsara. Contemplating this misfortune allows you to realise that, moment by moment, throughout your life you have been deceived. You are unable to get what you want nor to keep hold of it. At first this realisation is bitter, but later turns into the knowledge that you have found samsara. Samsara cannot be felt nor tasted and has been hidden from you your whole life. This realisation is subtle renunciation. The final stage, very subtle renunciation, is to come face to face with the mara of samsara itself – the utterly worthless, sunya!