In lieu of Aryacitta’s notes on the subject of this evening’s talk here is a link to the scriptural source in the Pali Canon….
Differing translations use different terms for the pairs of forces that blow us this way and that, one form is…
Gain and Loss
Fame and infamy
Praise and Blame
Pleasure and Pain
With awareness, loving-kindness and an appreciation of the Buddha’s teaching of impermanence and conditionality we can in time become more equanimous, steady and creative when confronted with the changing fortunes of life.
Oh and the chant that we have been ending the classes this month is…
Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu – May all beings be happy (which would include well-being)
See you soon
Nandaketu and David with many thanks to Aryacitta