A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Via Buddhism on Beliefnet:
Daily Buddhist Wisdom
brief elation we experience appeasing sensual impulses is very close to
what the drug addict feels when indulging his or her habit. Temporary
relief is soon followed by a craving for more. And in just the same way
that taking drugs in the end only causes trouble, so too does much of
what we undertake to fulfill our immediate sensory desires. We must
acknowledge that there can be no hope of gratifying the senses
permanently. At best, the happiness we derive from eating a good meal
can only last until the next time we are hungry.