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Life in general posted by Dr Bill Wooten


I hardly ever re-blog but these pearls of wisdom I found on were screaming to be published further on!

“Feelings of suffering change into those of happiness. Feelings of happiness change into suffering. Both arise in dependence upon internal and external causes which change. For example, we see food as pleasurable, but if we eat too much, then it causes suffering. When we are young, we see our bodies as a source of pleasure. As we become older, the same body becomes a source of suffering. Just as a wave is always changing, so the nature of suffering is always to change. It may be experienced as pleasure or as suffering, but it arises from the same source. Pleasure arises from suffering. Seeing pleasure as happiness constitutes suffering. …Pain and pleasure are of the same nature. Although they look different at different times, they both arise from the same sea of delusion and karmic action. Pleasure or pain, one or the other, arises and then falls back into the ocean. Thus we can conclude that pleasure and pain within the ocean of samsara are basically suffering, and dissolve into suffering. This becomes evident in the wide variety of sudden changes of experience depicted in films. Love and hatred, happiness and family strife, peace and war, follow each other in rapid succession. The continuous change, although exaggerated in films, is characteristic of life in general”.

– Ven. Gen Lobsang Gyatso.


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5 responses »

  1. As I age I see the wisdom in the saying, youth is wasted on the young. it is only through the journey of life that we can appreciate the true meaning of life and the source of bliss that doesn’t end. Lovely post, thank you for sharing it.

    • Yes, life does that to us… seeing wisdom in the saying… it is nice when it brings appreciation to our daily actions too.
      Yet I have met older people who were very bitter which I found unfortunate but my biggest pleasure was to meet those enlightened 🙂
      Thanks for visiting commenting & following my blog, I genuinely appreciate the time taken.

      • Yes, I will be back. I look at the bitter as teachers of what life becomes when you don’t live in your heart. It paves a happier path in my own life. Be well!

  2. Very insightful.. we can not have the Light unless we also have the dark.. … I hope you enjoy your week 🙂


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