Sparse & short pleasure,
but long Tribulation!
Pleasures obtained by contact at
the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body or mind
all fade away and vanish instantly, when their contact ceases! They
Like a drop of honey on the edge of a razor blade: Short joy, but much
Like a show seen in a flash of lightening: Momentary and exceedingly
Like a drink made thin & tasteless: Dissatisfying, frustrating &
Like food all rotten inside or poisoned: Afflicting and causing
Like a baited hook: First juicy, later torturing & tormenting and
Like an inner prison: Encaging, punishing, bonding, addicting and
Like sleeping in an enemy's village: Dangerous, hazardous, treacherous
Like a burning hollow tree: Agitated inside, feverish, frantic,
Like a chain of dry naked bare bones: Not healing any hunger, without
Like many days of drinking only salt water: Worsening any thirst &
Please note the ceasing of sensation, whenever sensing & remember this
This is the primary hindrance to break, the first flood to cross:
More on the
folly vanity of desire for simple Sense Pleasure (Hedonism):
Another Addict and yet Another Addiction!
As the blessed Buddha often
Blissful is being without passions in this world,
Blissful is the overcoming of all sense-desires!
Udana II, 1
Just a Flash of Delight!
Friendship is the
Sense Desire - Just a Flash
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