Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Man wrapped in plant tendrils desire craving buddhism

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Desire and Craving

Desire is everywhere. Every living thing has the desire to stay alive. Even plants “strive” to propagate themselves. Craving is our creator. Our parents’ craving for each other and our craving for rebirth combined to create us. Even painful feelings give rise to craving. When a painful feeling arises, we do not like it. We […]

By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
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