Buddhism and Fear


Buddhism is a therapy for suffering (Dukkha in Sanskrit) in all of its forms. Fear is one of its originating factors, as well as symptom. Fear of the unknown, death, (an) afterlife, whether you believe in nihilism, reincarnation, rebirth, stream of consciousness. Fear and hope arise from the same source, and are one of the many facets of “Duality” which Buddhism attempts to undo in a unique non-dual approach.

On the topic of fear, read the works of Chogyam Trungpa (meditation master, scholar, and artist, was identified at the age of only thirteen months as a major tulku, or reincarnation of an enlightened teacher):

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