Monday, June 04, 2018

Retraining the impulses:

Retrain the Way You Desire

People aren’t simply passive recipients of their experience. Starting from their desires, they play an active role in shaping it. The strategy implied by the four noble truths is that desire should be retrained so that, instead of causing suffering, it helps act toward suffering’s end.

—Thanissaro Bhikkhu, “The Far Shore