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Life in general posted by Dr Bill Wooten


life

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.

NOTHING is the strongest of claims


Fading into nothingness ©copyright2014owpp

Fading into nothingness
©copyright2014owpp

Sometimes,
We are afraid to let go of old habits
Because it might turn us into nothing
But,
NOTHING is louder than all claims
NOTHING is saying I AM
It is saying Different
NOTHING is contrary to claiming
Yet,it is the strongest one…
It is BEING.

Of boats & ropes…


neatly coiled ©copyright2013owpp

neatly coiled
©copyright2013owpp

You hold with ease
The ropes
Circle upon circle
Neatly coiled
As the thoughts you
Have tamed
And the anecdotes
You have
come to value.

all ways... ©copyright2013owpp

all ways…
©copyright2013owpp

of boats... ©copyright2013owpp

of boats…
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and ropes ©copyright2013owpp

and ropes
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at port ©copyright2013owpp

at port
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boat art ©copyright2013owpp

boat art
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loose but organized ©copyright2013owpp

loose but organized
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