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The 12 Sense Sources produce Suffering!

1: The eye is a source of Suffering...
2: Forms are a source of Suffering...
3: The ear is a source of Suffering...
4: Sounds are a source of Suffering...
5: The nose is a source of Suffering...
6: Scents are a source of Suffering...
7: The tongue is a source of Suffering...
8: Flavours are a source of Suffering...
9: The body is a source of Suffering...
10: Tangibles are a source of Suffering...
11: The mind is a source of Suffering...
12: Mental phenomena are a source of Suffering...

Why so?
Because, whether they give rise to a pleasant, painful or a neutral feeling
and experience, then this will always change, fade away, be lost & vanish...
This change takes place even at the very moment of the experience itself!
Sensing is the soil in which all greed and craving takes root and grows...
Like the chronic morphinist can neither understand, nor accept, that to
become clean, without using drugs, is better and more happy on long-term,
even so can the habitual hedonist, delighting in any sense pleasure, neither
understand nor accept, that renunciation and withdrawal from all sense
experience is far better, trustable, and more blissful on the long term...
Urging for sense pleasure, one only gains  ever more frustration and pain!
Neither seeing, nor knowing any other happiness, the hedonist always runs
headlong back to rebirth, ageing, decay, sickness, death and Suffering...
Again and again, life after life, again and again, universe after universe!
Like a rat in a carousel, blinded by ignorance and bound by craving, do
beings, in this awful round of rebirth called Samsara, suffer repeatedly...



More on Suffering = Dukkha
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Suffering.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Origin_of_Suffering.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_3_kinds_of_Suffering.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Contemplating_Suffering_2.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_1st_Noble_Truth_on_Suffering.htm

More on the 12 Sense Sources (The 12 Ayatana):
Mistaken_Reference, The_Fisherman's_Hook, Guarding_the_Sense_Door,
The_Source_of_All, Sour_Sense_Sources, Hands_and_Feet,
Things_that_can_be_clung_to...

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