Saturday, October 29, 2016

The noble desire.................

Just as for the Stoics, it would be reductive to claim that Buddhism enjoins us to renounce all desire.  The desire it proposes to abolish is that which is created by attachment, while it actually encourages the noble desire to improve ourselves, to progress in the path of compassion, the impulse towards the good.

-Frederic Lenoir, as extracted from Happiness:  A Philosopher's Guide

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