Ease Now, Bliss Later

10372595_743103275766553_8158600368657892684_nIf we are freed of all lust, desire, attraction, thirst, passion, and craving for the manifold various forms, feelings, experiences, constructions, and varieties of consciousness, then, with the inevitable change in and alteration of these, we do not experience any disappointment, dissatisfaction, discontent, pain, frustration, sorrow, or despair.

Not living immersed in these derivatives of greed, we therefore do not suffer from the hot fever of wanting, nor of longing, nor of any urge. Moreover, when these bodies disintegrate, cool and calm, we shall attain a good destination.

This is the blissful advantage and assured benefit of removal of desire and craving here and now.

Pursuing pleasure produces delayed and hidden pain. Relinquishing desire for pleasure gives ease now and bliss later.

―Shariputra, Samyukta Agama

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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4 Responses to Ease Now, Bliss Later

  1. dharma pen says:

    Tashi, as we work to free ourselves of afflicted emotions and wrong view, does the ‘delay’ between pursuing pleasure and hidden pain become shorter? Or is it that awareness of cause and effect increases?

  2. paulfarma says:

    hank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年11月25日 (週二) 11:26 PM 寫道﹕

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