“ Fulfilled desire is "pleasure" and contradicted desire is "pain" or "sorrow". They are inseparable ”
The ideas of heat & cold, pleasure & pain, are produced by the contact of the senses with their objects. Such ideas are limited by a beginning & an end, they are transitory, bear them with patience
Desire is not the source of all misery, unfulfilled desire is the source of all misery.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world
Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.
Surrendering to the demands of the senses does not satisfy them, but rather creates insatiable desires for further sense experiences.
He who is not affected by pain and pleasure, he who is calm and evenminded during pain and pleasure, he alone is eligible for immortality