Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 21st verse. Watch the other videos here.
Sensual pleasures are like salty water:
The deeper you drink, the thirstier you become.
Any object that you attach to,
Right away, let it go—this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
We know sensual pleasures won’t satisfy us. Why are we tricked again and again?
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