[zeph] Elaboration on Loneliness
- You wrote:
I guess I have this sort of feeling before. I like to be alone sometime
because of the freedom to do anything I want without trying to suit my
friends. However, being all alone in the mid of Orchard road with so many
groups of friends, couples, sometimes I would feel panic, lonely, aimless.
I guess people are always afraid of being lonely. Even with a group of
friends, there can be times of loneliness.
Response as requested:
I will give a short response with some elaboration.
Sometime a person might want to be in a certain situation (craving in
buddhist term) and when one got it, one discovered that it is not what one
wanted (suffering or unsatisfactory nature of things, in buddhist term),
therefore there was restlessness (buddhist term).
A person wanted peace
Peace found, loneliness appeared
In mist of turbulent, there was peace
But peace was mistaken as loneliness
Because of the inner wanting to crave
For excitement and lost of purpose of life
For those who do not know or realise the Dhamma
This is but one of the ups and downs in life
For those who know and realise the Dhamma
They see anicca, dukkha and annata
(impermanence, unsatisfactory nature of things and non-self)
Vajiro (Richard) Chia: vajiro@...