Posted by: Upāsaka | 12/08/2016

Examining Pleasure 

Even in moments of excitement, if you carefully examine your mind, you will discover the feeling that something is still missing and you are not perfectly content. Watch your mind closely; examine it well. Ask yourself: “Is this happiness complete or not? Am I still looking for something more?” You will always find that there is still something missing, that you are looking for something more.

I’ll be the first to admit that I tend to get caught up looking at the negative and, at least initially, understanding suffering per the First Noble Truth would seem to advocate just that. 

And, yet, one of the beauties of the Dhamma is that it eschews such extremes and asks us to really look at our experiences, regardless of the feeling tone with which they’re accompanied to gain wisdom and understanding. May I investigate my joys with as much zeal as I do my pains. 


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