If you become upset because it rains on your picnic, is it the rain’s problem or yours?
Even though it is the last thing you want to happen, loved ones die, you fail a test, your child gets into trouble or someone you trust betrays you.
Like the sun rises and the moon sets, such things occur. Blaming the rain or others will only increase your suffering.
Rather than hoping that such events don’t happen to you, live without suffering no matter what happens.
That’s true freedom.
-Ven. Pomnyun Sunim