Question

Are we going away from our inner well-being if we succumb to our desires and to our senses ?












Answer from Master Kosen

Pleasure, suffering, desire, aversion, are only a question of contrast.
The true satisfaction, the true pleasure is only a question of mastering it. A true racehorse does not let himself ride by an ignorant without delicacy.
Someone with no control on himself ends up not feeling any deep well-being.
The pleasures of the senses are not forbidden but they will only belong to the one who has abandoned all desires, the reverse way conducts only to the dependence and to the unhappiness.



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