Ajahn Jayasaro, Buddhist Education 7

Buddhist emphasis on inner peace, contentment and few desires, is that an obstacle to development? done for  the Thawit School.
‘In Buddhism we talk about two different kinds of desire. When you lack understanding of something, or you misunderstand the nature of something, then immediately the false desires arise in your mind, what we call taṇhā, or craving.
‘Whereas when you have a clear understanding of something, when your mind is at peace and equanimous, the point that cannot be stressed enough is that the mind doesn’t become inherently passive, but that a different kind of desire arises. And this is the desire which is powered by compassion. It’s a desire for truth, a desire to do good, and to create happiness and benefit for those around you.’….

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