Friday, July 29, 2005

poem: Turning from Virtue

The turn of mind
To sensual pleasures
Seems innocent
In ignorance
Blinded by passion

The sticky pleasure
Of desire fulfilled
Does not permit
Easy return.

2 comments:

SJ said...

Just skimming through and came across this. So relevant to me now.
How strange. Perhaps it wasn't a coincidence. A warning sign for me....

Buddhist_philosopher said...

Heya SJ - yea - it's true of my life more often than I'd like to think... I seem to have developed a pattern of diving into pleasure-filled experiences and then diving out, and into a very austere, simple lifestyle... It was with some reading of Ken Wilber (I posted on him a bit in October or November '05) that I've tried to develop a middle way, walking the tight rope of balanceing both passions and self-discipline... It gets easier.