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A Relatively Stable, Secure, Nourishing Pleasure

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  • antony272b2
    ...the type that produces a pleasure conducive to the goal, or the type that doesn t. Those that do, the Buddha labeled the path. These activities include
    Message 1 of 2 , May 29, 2010
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      "...the type that produces a pleasure conducive to the goal, or the type that doesn't. Those that do, the Buddha labeled the "path." These activities include acts of generosity, acts of virtue, and the practice of mental absorption, or concentration. Even though they fall under the Three Characteristics, these activities produce a sense of pleasure relatively stable and secure, more deeply gratifying and nourishing than the act of producing and consuming ordinary sensual pleasures. So if you're aiming at happiness within the cycles of change, you should look to generosity, virtue, and mental absorption to produce that happiness."
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/change.html
      From: All About Change by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
      For Free Distribution, as a gift of Dhamma, from Access to Insight and Thanissaro Bhikkhu (recommended reading!)

      With metta / Antony.
    • antony272b2
      ...the type that produces a pleasure conducive to the goal, or the type that doesn t. Those that do, the Buddha labeled the path. These activities include
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 3, 2011
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        "...the type that produces a pleasure conducive to the goal, or the type that doesn't. Those that do, the Buddha labeled the "path." These activities include acts of generosity, acts of virtue, and the practice of mental absorption, or concentration. Even though they fall under the Three Characteristics, these activities produce a sense of pleasure relatively stable and secure, more deeply gratifying and nourishing than the act of producing and consuming ordinary sensual pleasures. So if you're aiming at happiness within the cycles of change, you should look to generosity, virtue, and mental absorption to produce that happiness."
        http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/change.html
        From: All About Change by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
        For Free Distribution, as a gift of Dhamma, from Access to Insight and Thanissaro Bhikkhu

        With metta / Antony.
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