WORDS OF WISDOM 20.01.2020

4066
2020-01-20
AUTHOR: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro
HITS( 201)
手动
开启自动
自动
开启手动
添加书签
添加书签
跳至书签

Do not be too greedy. Most people have a misunderstanding about Buddhism and assume that Buddhism refutes all forms of desire and physical pleasures. This is not the case. The Buddha also acknowledged that, to a certain extent, desire is a driving force. For instance, the fervent wish to study the Buddhist teachings, to become Buddha, and to benefit sentient beings all constitute desire. Without this desire, one would lose the impetus to study the teachings. Thus, on the whole, the Buddha did not oppose desire. The Buddha said: ordinary people cannot do or survive without desire; they drink when they are thirsty and eat when they are hungry. However, when desire becomes excessive, it leads to consequences we do not wish to see — suffering, disappointment, hopelessness, etc.

~Depicted from ARE YOU READY FOR HAPPINESS - The Tibetan Buddhist View on Happiness