BWV 044: Craving brings Suffering

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Jā 100 Asātarūpajātakaṁ
Craving brings Suffering

The story is of Suppavāsā who carried her child for seven years and took seven days to bear him. Still she desired more children.

92. Asātaṁ sātarūpena, piyarūpena appiyaṁ,
Dukkhaṁ sukhassa rūpena, pamattam-ativattati.

The ugly having a beautiful form,
The unlovely having a lovely form,
The painful having the form of pleasure,
Will overcome the one who is heedless.

from Buddhist Wisdom Verses

 




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