Expectation is bound to give
Whenever and wherever there is expectation, there is also hoping
Whenever and wherever there is hoping
and longing, there is also craving...
Whenever and wherever there is craving, there is also suffering!
This is the
2nd Noble Truth: Craving causes suffering...
and wherever there is neither expectation, nor hoping, nor longing,
nor any form of craving present, how can there ever be any suffering?
3rd Noble Truth: Absence of craving ends
About the 4 Noble Truths (Ariya-Sacca):
Disappointment is NOT caused by the outside world!
'Loving' and 'liking' mixed with expectation => passion => suffering!
'Loving' and 'liking' without expectation = friendliness => elevation!
These 2 forms of “love” lookalike, but are
VERY different in outcome!
Expectation is an often subconscious diluted derivative of greed,
nevertheless retains the ability to ruin any relationship and any life by
inducing the mischievous and treacherous mental state called discontent!
This discontent is
NOT caused by the external object as often believed,
but by the very
'own' internal hidden prejudgement inherent in expectation!
Awareness of Emerging Expectation Helps:
If one notices expectation right
when it arises, and also when it persists,
this enables reflecting: "Now future suffering is created and maintained!"!
This in itself gradually will reduce this diluted derivative of painful craving.
On this poisonous
The 3 kinds of Craving,