The Unbearable Banishment: Three lines for your midnight contemplations

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Three lines for your midnight contemplations

You follow desire, and you are not satisfied.
Again you follow desire, and again you are not satisfied.
Again you try, and again you are not satisfied.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche


Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

Time to change angles???

Sounds like the story of my life... :-\

March 13, 2010 at 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe some are wired to never know lasting contentment. best to stop looking for it - and enjoy the brief moments presented.

March 14, 2010 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger Barlinnie said...

Not bad advice from a man who decided not to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, and waste 20 years meditating on top of Mount Everest.

Satisfaction begins and ends with the strength of the mind over things that really do matter. - J Bastard 2010.

March 14, 2010 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger savannah said...

read this right after y'all had posted it (thank you, google reader), so of course i couldn't formulate an answer that made sense, but now, in the light of day, the best i can do is this: gotta comment because vw is:


March 14, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Ponita: It's the thread that runs through us ALL. Everyone is looking outside for happiness. It will only be achieved from looking in.

Daisy: My mother was the complete opposite. She lead an unfortunate life but was always happy.

Jimmy: I had an easy blueprint; study my father and to the opposite.

Savannah: Holy cow! That's a fantastic insight! Seriously! Well done, you.

March 14, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

March 14, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Ellie said...

I don't like those three lines. I like to be satisfied. Generally, I am.

March 14, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Rob: I've been taught the same lesson over and over. It's finally starting to sink in.

Ellie: You have a very evolved and mature sense of self. It's what I aspire to.

March 14, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger mapstew said...

As that great philosopher J. Bastard once said.....


March 14, 2010 at 10:02 PM  

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