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No Sensing can ever be Satiated!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
The eye, the ear, the nose, the tongue, the body & the mind, Bhikkhus,
is an ocean of attractive stimuli for any uninstructed ordinary person...
Its streams are forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and mental states,
that all are seductive, gorgeous, alluring, agreeable, pleasing, enticing,
tempting and tantalizing.... Here this entire world and its devas, its maras,
and brahmas, this generation with its recluses & priests, its kings and all
normal people, almost all are sunken and submerged, being like an entangled
and knotted coil of thread, like intertwined weeds, who all are unable to
pass beyond this dimension of misery, these painful destinations, these lower
worlds, this ocean of Suffering by repeated death ever again, this Samsara!
One who withstands that mighty and strapping current consisting of forms,
sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and mental states is said to have crossed
this sensual ocean of the eye, the ear, the nose, the tongue, the body and
the mind, with its great waves, whirlpools, terrifying sharks, and demons!
Crossed over, gone all beyond, such a Hero now stands safe on high ground...
Having extinguished all attraction, aversion and blinded ignorance, one has
crossed this ocean so hard to cross with its dangers of terrifying sharks,
scary whirlpools, waves and a vast variety of creepy demons... 
Such a chain-breaking death-forsaker, elevated all without accumulations,
has eliminated all Suffering by leaving all behind any renewed existence...
Transcended, he cannot ever be defined, measured or even recognized!
I tell you, Bhikkhus: He has confused even the King of Death...

The Ocean of Sense Stimuli overcomes & drowns all beings!

More on Sense-Desire (Hedonism = Kāma):
The_Fire_of_Sense-Desire, Colourful_but_Muddy, Why_Not?,
Craving_is_Pain, AN.I.1-2, AN.I.3-4, The_Charcoal_Pit, AN.I.3-4c,
Craving_is_Catastrophic, What_is_Disadvantageous, Just_a_Flash,
Happiness_of_the_Flesh_and_Beyond, Mistaken_Reference,
Obstructing Corruption, The_Fisherman's_Hook,
Joys_of_the_Flesch & Beyond

Source (extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV [157-8]
Section 35 Salayatana: On The 6 Senses. The Ocean: Samudda 228-9.

Sense Desire can Never be Satiated!

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Updated: 22 Dec 2016
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