Buddhism

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When desires go, joy comes. The follower of Buddha finds this truth.

— The Buddha



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I don't believe Buddha truly said that

I don't believe Buddha truly said that.

I'll explain:

"When desires go, joy comes."

This is incomplete. It's like giving a methadon substitute to a heroin addict. He is still addicted, just to another substance, you didn't solve the core problem: the addiction itself.

It may be: When desires go, joy comes. When joy goes, nothing comes.

"The follower of Buddha finds this truth."

It sounds more like of a religious politician. They always change the words of the origin to fit their missionary mission.

dank | Fri, 03/19/2010 - 17:21
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Re: I don't believe Buddha truly said that

Santthosh
When desires go, joy comes. The follower of Buddha finds this truth.
The words used on the form base gives, physical meaning. Therefore, it is necessary to learn to view and judge on the formless [Self] base, to know what the words really mean spiritually.
On spiritual point of view – the desire represents the physicality, and the joy represents the Self /emptiness/ Buddha/ ultimate truth.
When desires go, joy comes— that is absent of physicality [desire], the Self /joy/Buddha, which is ultimate truth prevails.

santthosh kumaar | Sat, 03/20/2010 - 03:01