Lose your greed for pleasure

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.



Hearing the above, another questioner, Jatukkani, asked: “Like the sun which controls the world with its heat and light, you, Master, seem to control desire and pleasure. I have only a little understanding. How can I find and know the way to give up this world of birth and aging?”

The Buddha answered: “Lose your greed for pleasure. See how letting go of the world brings deep tranquility. There is nothing you need hold on to and nothing you need push away. Live in the present but do not cling to it and then you can go from place to place in peace. There is a state of greed that enters and dominates the individual. But when that greed has gone, it is like poison leaving a body and death will have no more terror for you.”

-Sutta Nipata

  1. Becky

    October 6, 2005 at 8:58 am

    I am loving the new look πŸ™‚

  2. Robin

    October 6, 2005 at 9:00 am

    haha. You know I was playing with it last night and forget to change it back. I get bored easily to be honest so it’ll probably change every once and a while.

  3. Becky

    October 6, 2005 at 12:26 pm

    It looks fab!
    And I looked at all your pictures earlier today and was loving them too πŸ˜€
    I can’t believe I never saw them before!

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