With the Coronavirus situation upon us, this discourse by Master Sheng Yen calmed me down and helped me see the lesson that can be drawn from this experience.
falling sick is a real torment to people, especially prolonged illnesses, which are a real drain on one’s willpower.
What consolation can Buddhism provide when we are afflicted with illness?
Let us consult the Venerable Master Sheng-Yen.
Illness is normal and will help us develop a greater understanding of the process of life. We should view illness with detached observation and equanimity, as an experience to pay off our karmic debt.
worsening, I find myself getting more stressed and fearful.
I searched for some advice from the Masters and
I try using my learnings from the Buddhist teachings to telling myself that my worries are irrational and that I should go about my daily life and depend on the (with more attention to hygiene)