That Craving Causes Pain is a
Buddha once said:
friends, is this Second Noble Truth on the Cause of Suffering?
of suffering is
which bound up with pleasure and desire,
delighting now here, now there. This gives rise to renewed rebirth!
But where, and when does this
arise and take root?
Wherever in the world there are delightful and pleasurable objects,
there and then does this
arise, takes root, and grows... The eye, ear, nose,
tongue, body, mind, forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, ideas, thoughts, mental
states, consciousness of sensation, sense contacts, feelings born of
perceptions, intentions, cravings, thoughts, and reflections are all attractive and
pleasurable: Right there and then does this toxic
arise, make root and grow...
This is called the
Origin of Suffering!
Feeling is the Cause of Craving:
If perceiving a form, sound, smell, taste, touch, idea, or mental state as
then one is attracted: Right there craving, greed, desire,lust, longing and urge is born.
Pleasant feeling thus causes Greed!
If perceiving the sense object as
unpleasant, then one is repelled: Right there hate,
anger, aversion, antipathy, and opposition is born!
Unpleasant or painful feeling thus causes
and all its derivatives!
If perceiving the object as
neither pleasant nor unpleasant, then one is disinterested,
and thus neither observes nor examines the object: Right there Ignorance, neglect,
unawareness, and disregard
and indifferent feeling thus causes Ignorance to arise!
The 3 kinds of
1: There is
craving for Sensing
forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touches,
ideas, thoughts, mental objects
and mental states! (This is Kāma-Tanhā)...
2: There is
craving for Becoming
this or that. like rich, healthy, famous,
beautiful, respected, successful,
and adored etc. (This is Bhava-Tanhā)...
craving for Non-Becoming
this or that, like poor, sick, dead,
ignored, disregarded, ugly, failed,
and despised. (This is Vibhava-Tanhā)...
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