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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on stimulation, thought, desire, attractive, craving, pleasure, stilling, contemplation, repulsive, mara, and last body

When a man is stimulated by his own thoughts, full of desire and dwelling on what is attractive, his craving increases even more. He is making the fetter even stronger. But he who takes pleasure in stilling his thoughts, practising the contemplation of what is repulsive, and remaining recollected, now he will make an end of craving, he will snap the bonds of Mara. His aim is accomplished, he is without fear, rid of craving and without stain. He has removed the arrows of changing existence. This is his last body.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards ,v.349, 350, 351

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on craving, remove, rid, cling, expert, texts, study, understand, sequence, wisdom, and great

Rid of craving and without clinging, an expert in the study of texts, and understanding the right sequence of the words, he may indeed be called "In his last body", "Great in wisdom" and a "Great man."

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards v.352

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Geshe Sonam Rinchen on samsara, attachment, craving, desire, ignorance, suffering, and dharma

Samsaric pleasures are like salt water, the more we indulge, the more we crave

Geshe Sonam Rinchen

Source: Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by jack Kornfield on jack kornfield, awakening, liberation, clinging, aversion, craving, spirit, and enlightenment

In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours, anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.

Jack Kornfield

Source: Stories of Spirit (with Christina Feldman)

Contributed by: David

A Quote by S.N. Goenka on suffering, sensation, moment, craving, aversion, reaction, mind, meditation, habit, and practice

A sensation appears, and liking or disliking begins. This fleeting moment, if we are unaware of it, is repeated and intensified into craving and aversion, becoming a strong emotion that eventually overpowers the conscious mind. We become caught up in the emotion, and all our better judgment is swept aside. The result is that we find ourselves engaged in unwholesome speech and action, harming ourselves and others. We create misery for ourselves, suffering now and in the future, because of one moment of blind reaction.

But if we are aware at the point where the process of reaction begins–that is, if we are aware of the sensation–we can choose not to allow any reaction to occur or to intensify… in those moments the mind is free. Perhaps at first these may be only a few moments in a meditation period, and the rest of the time the mind remains submerged in the old habit of reaction to sensations, the old round of craving, aversion, and misery. But with repeated practice those few brief moments will become seconds, will become minutes, until finally the old habit of reaction is broken, and the mind remains continuously at peace. This is how suffering can be stopped.

S.N. Goenka

Source: The Art of Living

Contributed by: deepsurface

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on craving, fear, and grief

"From craving is born grief, from craving is born fear. For one freed from craving there's no grief- so how fear?"

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Dhammapada 216

Contributed by: davids_goddess

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on heaven, money, pleasure, senses, suffering, craving, elimination, desire, and buddhas

There is no satisfying the senses, not even with a shower of money. "The senses are of slight pleasure and really suffering." When a wise man has realised this, he takes no pleasure, as a disciple of the Buddhas, even in the pleasures of heaven. Instead he takes pleasure in the elimination of craving.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards. verses 186, 187

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on fear, sorrow, craving, and free

From craving arises sorrow, from craving arises fear, but he who is freed from craving has no sorrow and certainly no fear.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada: the path of perfection‎ - Page 66 by Juan Mascaró , v.16

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on ignorance, mind, pain, thought, rebirth, cycle, builder, house, rafter, ridge-pole, free, active, craving, freedom, liberation, and nirvana

I have passed in ignorance through a cycle of many rebirths, seeking the builder of the house. Continuous rebirth is a painful thing. But now, housebuilder, I have found you out. You will not build me a house again. All your rafters are broken, your ridge-pole shattered. My mind is free from active thought, and has made an end of craving.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards ,v. 153, 154

Contributed by: Zaady

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