Producing a “me” in the flux of the aggregates is a way of trying to freeze reality, a maladaptive reaction to the stress of continual change.
Injustice provokes a desire for change. Our challenge is to transform that spark of outrage into compassionate action while maintaining a kind heart.
The Eightfold Path instructs us on ways to dissolve obsessions about old wounds and grievances as well as giving us a blueprint for making choices that lead to more freedom and happiness.
As we abandon more commonplace pleasures and entertainments, we discover far richer, more refined, subtle, enduring, and reliable pleasures.