Saturday, March 04, 2006

The roots of suffering

As a tree with strong uninjured roots, though cut down, grows up again, so, when deep craving is not rooted out, suffering arises again and again.

Dhammapada XXIV: 338


All of us have the ability to root out the unsated wanting that naturally grows within our hearts. We can learn the discipline of mindfulness that enables us to know intimately that wanting, learn to recognize it and uproot it before its shoots and tendrils overrun our lives.

1 comment:

"James" said...

I love this analogy...thanks for posting it. :)