Lotus of the Heart

Who runs after pleasure and shuns meditation,

losing himself in the delights of the world,

envies the man who prefers meditation.

Give up both pleasant and unpleasant!

Missing the pleasant is pain, and

finding the unpleasant is also pain.

To lose what one loves is pain.

For which reason, control the senses.

Only he is free who neither likes nor dislikes.

Liking brings grief,

liking brings fear.

The man who curbs liking is free from grief

and free from fear.

Affection brings grief,

affection brings fear.

The man who curbs affection is free from grief

and free from fear.

Desire brings grief,

desire brings fear.

The man who curbs desire is free from grief

and free from fear.

Craving brings grief,

craving brings fear.

The man who curbs craving is free from grief

and free from fear.

Dear to the world is the man

who is truthful, virtuous, and discriminating,

and pursues his own business, which is devotion to Dhamma.

Only he crosses the stream of life

who wishes to know what is known as Unknowable,

who is lord of his senses and filled with dedication.

When after a long journey a man returns home,

safely–kinsman, friends, and well wishers rejoice.

So, when a man travels from this birth

                                   to the next,

his good deeds rejoice, waiting like kinsmen

                                   to receive a friend.

                                                                                                                                                                          from “The Dhammapada


4 thoughts on “PLEASURE

  1. The only things we take to the next world is what we have gathered within our hearts through our deeds my friend. Wonderful words of wisdom Eddie…. Dreamwalker

  2. Also your post is very interesting for this example is very nice my friend Eddie.
    Thank you for your opinion on my appreciate you are a friend.
    I wish you a serenity week.

your kind word is always welcome

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