Pain Is Caused By Wanting
Pain is caused by wanting if we don’t want something we don’t
hurt. I can prove this statement for, I wanted a motorized scooter and I
couldn’t have it but I really wanted one. My parents said,” No.” Not getting
it made me hurt for, I really wanted one. On the other hand if I don’t want
something or don’t really care for it you’re not in any pain at all. You
won’t be in pain because there are no feelings attached to it at all so if
you don’t get it it’s no big deal.
Pain is by wanting and if we don’t want then there is no pain if
you don’t get what you didn’t want. One of my teachers told me this because
we were studying Buddhism and they survive by saying to themselves,” I would
like this but do I need it and can I survive with out it.” My Grandma and
Grandpa died when I was younger. When they died everyone in my family cried
and was hurt. They were sad and hurting because they didn’t want them to
pass away. So since they didn’t want them to leave they did and everyone was
sad because they wanted them to stay. Many things cause pain and those
things aren’t really thought of until they are actually happening.
Do you remember when you were little and you wanted to get a box
of cereal and you couldn’t get it because for whatever reason you weren’t
aloud to? Well I do and I remember always going for the Apple Jack’s and
Fruity Pebbles. I also remember my Mom saying no whenever I asked to get
them. My Mom normally said no because there would be a prize in it and she
believed that this was the only reason why I wanted it in the first place.
She was right and because I wanted that toy I would have to get the cereal
in order to get the toy. Here comes the reason why we feel pain on this. The
toy is what we want so feelings are attached to it. It’s kind of like a scab
when your feelings are attached to something, like a scab attached to you
when you pull it off it hurts. Just like when something is being pulled away
from you. This is why we feel pain. Wanting causes pain and if we don’t want
then we don’t feel pain.
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