for Sense Pleasure always causes
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Truly, due to craving for sense pleasure, conditioned by sensuous
by craving for sense pleasure, entirely pushed by craving for
sense pleasure, does
kings fight with kings, princes fight with princes,
priests with priests, citizens with
citizens; mother quarrels with son,
son with mother; father with son, son with father;
brother with brother,
brother with sister, sister with brother, and any good friend fights
even with his best friend.
in conflict, quarrelling, and hostilities, they attack
with fists, sticks, or weapons. And thereby they suffer death, or deadly pain.
And further, due to this craving for sense pleasure, people break into houses,
pillage whole villages, commit highway robbery, and
hot-headed seduce other's partners...
Then the rulers have such people caught, and inflict upon them various
forms of punishment.
And thereby they meet death, or terrible pain!
This is then the misery of sensuous craving:
The accumulation of pain in
this present life, due to craving for short, banal, and trivial
sense pleasure... Furthermore, one accepts evil
modes of behaviour, speech, and thought!
Therefore, at the break-up of the body,
right after death, one fall into a bad state of
existence, a state of suffering,
into perdition, even into the inferno of the many hells...
Such is the heaping up of future
suffering caused by craving for this short-lived & simple
All this inflamed mass of misery results from craving for sense pleasure...
Beings are attracted to, and consumed by
Sense Pleasure, just
like the Moth flying into the
All Craving causes Suffering!
Blissful is being
without passions in this world,
Blissful is the overcoming of all sense-desires!
Udana II, 1
More on the folly vanity of desire for
simple Sense Pleasure (Hedonism):
Is being habitually hooked on Hedonism lasting
Happiness, or just deadly addiction?
The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha.
Majjhima Nikāya MN 13