Yet as a Buddhist practitioner, I thought of Shantideva’s somewhat stern advice: If there is a way t

Yet as a Buddhist practitioner, I thought of Shantideva’s somewhat …

Yet as a Buddhist practitioner, I thought of Shantideva’s somewhat stern advice: If there is a way to overcome the situation, then instead of feeling too much sadness, too much fear, or too much anger, make an effort to change the situation. If there’s nothing you can do to overcome the situation, then there is no need for fear or sadness or anger. So I told myself, at that moment, that even if something were to happen to me, it would still be okay.

Dalai Lama XIV