pleasure, but long Tribulation!
Pleasures obtained by contact at the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body
or the mind
all fade away and vanish instantly, right when their contact ceases! They are all:
Like a drop of honey on the edge of a razor blade:
Short joy, but much later pain!
Like a show seen in a
flash of lightening: Momentary and exceedingly brief...
Like a drink made thin
and tasteless: Dissatisfying, frustrating and disappointing!
Like food all rotten inside or poisoned: Afflicting and causing
many problems later!
Like a baited hook: First juicy, later torturing
and tormenting and finally fatal!
Like an inner prison: Encaging, punishing, bonding, addicting and making
Like sleeping in an enemy's village: Dangerous, hazardous, treacherous
Like a burning hollow tree: Agitated inside, feverish, frantic,
Like a chain of dry naked bare bones: Not healing any hunger, without
Like many days of drinking only salt water: Worsening any
thirst and dehydrating!
Please note the ceasing of sensation, whenever sensing
and remember this danger!
This is the primary hindrance to break, the first flood to cross: