Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Quotation of the day for December 1, 2009

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Quotation of the Day for December 1, 2009

"We habitually cling to the pleasure of sense objects. It may be pleasant bodily sensations or pleasant thoughts or feelings, something we don't want to let go of. This attachment to pleasant feelings reveals a lot about the power of addiction, fascination, and enchantment. The Dalai Lama told a story about this at a conference in Los Angeles. It seems that each morning on his way to the meetings he drove past a long line of shops selling the latest high-tech gadgets. At first, he just looked with interest at the different things in the windows as he passed by. But, he said laughing, by the end of the week he found himself wanting things even though he didn't know what they were."

- Joseph Goldstein, One Dharma.

Submitted by: Chris Doherty
Nov. 10, 2009

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