So everybody taste enjoyments in lives, we saw that earlier.
So why do we suffer in this life, generally we do suffer don’t we?
When talking about sufferings, someone could have a job but then feel it’s not the greatest one to have. So he suffers not having a better one. When he long for a better job, there are some who wish like ” Oh if I had a some kind of job, then I’d be so grateful to have it “. So they suffer from not having any kind of job don’t they? . Both suffer by same thing, a job, but differently, Something to think…
Don’t we also wish like that “oh if I had something better and then I would have been so much happy”. But don’t we sometime get those things as we wished, and then do we feel so much happy or don’t we ? Well, If you asked me, yes I would feel so much happy, because I finally have what I wanted so much. So I’ll enjoy it’s comfort with a relaxed mind.
Isn’t happiness a great enjoyment in this life?
It can relax our minds and cure our bodies. So good to have it for ever. But would it last for ever? If we take me, first week definitely ” I’ll be so much happy ” and then next or two ‘ much’ may be get lost leaving only “I’ll be so happy”, with me. I think in about a month gradually I’ll get accustomed to that feeling of happiness and It may affect lesser and lesser afterwards and then occasionally it may come into mind and then remind me slightly of the happiness I’ve experienced. As I remember, this is same with everything, not only with happiness or comfort but also with other feelings. This is what happens in the life, with every feeling what ever it is, an enjoyment or a suffering. we feel something so heavily or considerably at one time and then there are times even it is hard to be remembered.
So what happens to those feelings with the time. (Do they diminish because, time feed on our feelings ? ). Doesn’t this show the effect of a feeling at one time is not the same at another time. If it is same, then it should affect us the same way at every-time. Can we keep how we feel towards something unchanged forever ? To feel the same way about it in whole life time. Have you ever tried to watch that the way we think, changes? I think one should try that, watching thoughts is a game with better competition than any other. You would learn how much dedication you would need to keep track of the straying mind.
If you watch, you’d notice that like some emotions fade with time, some others do sharpen with time. Sometime it happens so, with the same emotion. Why is this so? Think of a situation that you have become angry with someone ( say a colleague). You might have not liked to talk with her and resented her for some days and then may be with some time flown, some of her nice ways had come into your memory and earlier emotions might have been lessen. But what if, again in a short time, you’ve heard of her another action that affects your life badly. Then again those lessened anger and other emotions may arise won’t they? Each time you’ve come across a new fault with her those emotions will be increased. The more she comes in to your memory, the more your hatred for her grows. This is what happens with all emotions. The more they are refreshed in memory, then more they are brighten. If other feelings that supports or connect to them occur the more they are developed, making them grow like a jungle. But if you don’t let your emotions grow in that way, distracting your mind from thoughts on them, eventually they will fade away.
We can use this to escape from sufferings in our lives.