Thursday, December 8, 2011
Unfaithful = Never Satisfied
I was having a drink with a friend when I told him about my shock at reading that Malaysians are ranked third in the world for being the most unfaithful partner. Source here.
Me: "How can that be? Do you believe so many of us are unfaithful?"
Friend: "It's not about being unfaithful, it about never feeling satisfied. We just keep on looking for more."
This chat reminds me about The Buddha words on desire, lust and sex. I Googled around and found this enlightening article with the summary: "The activity of sex will never ultimately satisfy the desire for sex."
Let me end with these words from the Dhammapada Chapter 16: Verse 214:
From lustfulness arises grief,
from lustfulness springs fear,
one wholly free of lustfulness
has no grief - how fear?
Explanation: From passion arises sorrow. From passion fear arises. To one free of passion there is no sorrow, In such a person how can there be fear?
May this be a strong reminder to me and anyone lure by desire and lust. With Metta _/\_
Posted by Charles Wong