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This Dharmabyte podcast, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, is an excerpt from a talk of the same name by Arthabandhu who explores the image of the sea and the raft. We hold onto our raft, but this brings suffering - can we let go, enter the sea and become spiritually reborn? This is the question Arthabandhu asks us.
Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with honesty and courage and seeing what we can learn from them. By opening up to new experiences life becomes more vivid and enjoyable - if we can just face the fear.
Talk given at Young Men Retreat, Padmaloka 2012.