Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Buddha Says 34 ...

From craving springs grief,
from craving springs fear.
For him who is wholly free from craving
there is no grief,
whence then fear?
Dhammapada Ch. 16 Verse 216
* When there is unwholesome desire, attachment, grasping and craving, the mind becomes perturbed, agitated, insecured, restless, anxious, worried, disturbed,
... there is Dukkha or suffering.
* When one trains the mind not to attach, crave for or grasp, the mind becomes calm, peaceful, contented and happy.
* Ignorance, attachment, craving and grasping cause a person to 'spin' on and on , rebirth after rebirth in the wheel of samsaric existence.

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