Desire, Karma, Samskaras, & Rebirth #197


The presence and existence of desire on the world scene is so prevalent as to seem natural to living beings. Conscious and intelligent beings, however, do not necessarily think so. To moderate desire is best, and even to give it up completely is a viable option. To fulfill desire is good, but difficult, even impossible, without dharma. This wisdom chart shows why this is the case, and how ill-considered acts perpetrated out of selfish desire culminate in mental complexes and suffering later in life, or in other lifetimes. Soon, people are being born “the way they are” later, having no key as to why they are that way, and that they, themselves, formed themselves that way. To curtail the mind’s tendency for desire-based projection, then is the solution.

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