pleasure

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 Rob Brezsny on pronoia, optimism, evil, cynicism, fear, joy, love, pleasure, receptivity, secret helpers, and conspiracy

DEFINITION: Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia.  It's the understanding that the universe is fundamentally friendly.  It’s a mode of training your senses and intellect so you're able to perceive the fact that life always gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.

HYPOTHESES: Evil is boring.  Cynicism is idiotic.  Fear is a bad habit.  Despair is lazy.  Joy is fascinating.  Love is an act of heroic genius.  Pleasure is our birthright.  Receptivity is a superpower.

PROCEDURE: Act as if the universe is a prodigious miracle created for your amusement and illumination.  Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in turning into the gorgeous masterpiece you were born to be.  Join the conspiracy to shower all of creation with blessings.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 7

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Giovanni Papini on breathing, breath, life, living, and pleasure

Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life

Giovanni Papini

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Earon on life, value, free, best things in life, best, pleasure, animal, computer, primate, food, love, smiles, and hugs

The best things in life are those that please the primate/animal in us, not the intellect/computer, such as smiles, hugs, warmth, tasty food and love.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's notes

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Donatien Alphonse François comte de on marquis de sade, life, living, and pleasure

Either kill me or take me as I am, because I'll be damned if I ever change.

Marquis De Sade

Source: Sade, from a letter to his wife, written in prison, November 1783.

Contributed by: Priestess Kanna

A Quote by Wendell Berry on food, eating, pleasure, ignorance, connection, world, experience, gratitude, mystery, and power

Eating with the fullest pleasure - pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance - is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

Source: Vintage Wendell Berry: On the Pleasures of Eating

Contributed by: Megan

A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron, the wisdom of no escape, buddhism, pain, pleasure, meditation, courage, and growth

There's a common misunderstanding among all the human beings who have ever been born on the earth that the best way to live is to try to avoid pain and just try to get comfortable. You can see this even in insects and animals and birds. All of us are the same.

A much more interesting, kind, adventurous, and joyful approach to life is to begin to develop our curiosity, not caring whether the object of our inquisitiveness is bitter or sweet.  To lead a life that goes beyond pettiness and prejudice and always wanting to make sure that everything turns out on our own terms, to lead a more passionate, full, and delightful life than that, we must realize that we can endure a lot of pain and pleasure for the sake of finding out who we are and what this world is, how we tick and how our world ticks, how the whole thing just is.

Pema Chodron

Source: The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving Kindness (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 3

Contributed by: crow

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on pleasure and life

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Contributed by: solipse

A Quote by Wendell Berry on eating, mystery, gratitude, and pleasure

Eating with the fullest pleasure –pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance –is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world.  In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on mohandas ghandi, love, pleasure, and prayer

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Contributed by: tweber25

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