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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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I have never seen them satisfied

Hundreds of stupid flies gather
On a piece of rotten meat,
Enjoying, they think, a delicious feast.
This image fits with the song
Of the myriads of foolish living beings
Who seek happiness in superficial pleasures;
In countless ways they try,
Yet I have never seen them satisfied.

The XIV Dalai Lama

Pleasures and enjoyments

Contrary to what some people might believe,
there is nothing wrong with having pleasures and enjoyments.

What is wrong is the confused way we grasp onto these pleasures,
turning them from a source of happiness into a source of pain and dissatisfaction

Thubten Yeshe

Pain and Pleasure

Pain is not a punishment;
pleasure is not a reward.

Pema Chodron


I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice;
that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.
I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like
sex, drugs or gambling,
but something that will bring true and lasting happiness.
The kind that sticks.

The XIV Dalai Lama