Buddhist Thought For The Day

I was reminded of this quote from the Dhammapada earlier today:

186-187. There is no satisfying sensual desires, even with the rain of gold coins. For sensual pleasures give little satisfaction and much pain. Having understood this, the wise man finds no delight even in heavenly pleasures. The disciple of the Supreme Buddha delights in the destruction of craving.

In particular, I thought about the line: For sensual pleasures give little satisfaction and much pain. It’s hard to understand this sentence, but if you stop and think about it, it’s true. It’d hard to see, but once you see it, pleasures don’t seem so great.

If you want to stop having pain in your life, stop creating it.

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