Saturday, June 4, 2011

Craving for Sense Pleasure causes Pain

Craving for Sense Pleasure causes Pain!

The Blessed Buddha once said:

Truly, due to craving for sense pleasure, conditioned by sensuous
, compelled by craving for sense pleasure, entirely pushed by
craving for sense pleasure, kings fight with kings, princes fight with
princes, priests with priests, citizens with citizens; mother quarrels
with son, son with mother; father with son, son with father; brother
with brother, brother with sister, sister with brother, friend fights
even with his friend. Thus, lost in conflict, quarreling, and hostilities,
attack one another with fists, sticks or weapons. And thereby
suffer death or deadly pain. And further, due to this craving
sense pleasure, people break into houses, rob, plunder, pillage
whole villages, commit highway robbery, & seduce the wives of others.
Then the rulers have such people caught and inflict on them various
of punishment. And thereby they meet death or deadly pain!
This is the misery of sensuous craving: The accumulation of pain in
present life, due to craving for short and trivial sense pleasure...
Furthermore, one accepts evil modes of action, speech, and thought!
Thus, at the break-up of the body after death, one fall into a bad
state of existence, a state of suffering, into perdition, even into
the inferno of hell. All this misery results from sensuous craving...
Such is the heaping up of future suffering caused by craving for
short-lived simple sense pleasure...

All Craving causes Suffering!
Blissful is being without passions in this world,
Blissful is the overcoming of all sense-desires!
Udana II, 1
More on the folly vanity of desire for simple Sense Pleasure (Hedonism):
The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. Majjhima Nikāya MN 13
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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