There Is No Suffering 105

Beyond Inverted Views and Dreams

Without obstructions, they have no fear.
Far beyond inverted views and dreams,
they reach the ultimate nirvana.

When the mind has problems, there will be obstructions, and when there are obstructions, there will be fears, such as the fear of losing what you have, or the fear of not getting what you want. This fear refers to a kind of basic anxiety associated with the givens of our existence. People fear the known as well as the unknown, and they fear the future as well as the past. People purposely do things to scare themselves, such as going to horror movies, or riding on roller coasters. We do this because we cannot help it. As long as we have self-attachment, these existential anxieties exist for us.