Touching Craving: Learning to Stay with Feelings, Needs, and Sensations

Touching Craving: Learning to Stay with Feelings, Needs, and Sensations

Discussion date: Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at our weekly Thursday evening practice

< . and the mother is tenderness. There is no barrier between our tenderness and our pain.

Almost all pain is born from a lack of understanding of reality. The Buddha teaches us to remember that it is not the object of craving that makes us suffer, it is the craving that makes us suffer. It is like a hook hidden in the bait. The bait looks like an insect, and the fish sees something it thinks is tasty, not knowing that there is a hook inside. It bites and the hook catches it. Our temptation and craving are due to a lack of understanding of the true nature of the object we crave. When mindfulness is present, we begin to understand the nature of our craving and our pain, and this understanding can liberate us.

in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2012


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