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Life in general posted by Dr Bill Wooten


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I hardly ever re-blog but these pearls of wisdom I found on http://drbillwooten.com/2014/04/29/life-in-general/#comment-5530 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.

Supplication 1987 ( French poem with English translation ” A heartfelt plea ” )


towards your happy dream ©copyright2013owpp

towards your happy dream
©copyright2013owpp

As the poem was written originally in French, I hope the translation is to your satisfaction, let me know 🙂
I am not a professional translator so, it is not an easy task for me, but I try to the best of my abilities.

Supplication
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Emportes moi
Elèves moi
Vers ton rêve heureux

Ôtes moi
Dépouilles moi
De mes idées fuligineuses

Donnes moi des illusions
Qui bousculeront ma perception
Leurres moi un instant
Pour ne plus raisonner un temps

Effaces mes chagrins
Ma révolte de demain
Gardes un tout petit coin
Pour un coeur en besoin

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A heartfelt plea
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Takest me
Raise me
Toward your happy dream

Remove me
Divest me
Of my sooty ideas

Give me illusions
That will challenge my perception
Lure me for a moment
So as not to reason, a time

Erase all my sorrow
Tomorrows revolt
Keep a small corner
For a heart in need