My understanding with Buddhist teachings is that all the pleasures, happiness, well-beings, fortune, good health etc are all illusionary and temporal in life. They are just like bokeh and you would not be grabbing it tightly.

So Buddha is teaching us to understand the fact and to get rid of the desire or greed in getting more of those well-beings. The greed is just the source of your pain in life.

However I did see a lot of people saying prayers and burning the incense in Buddhist Temple. They plead for good health, fortune or all kinds of well-beings in the prayers. I over-heard it when I took this shot.

Is this a very strange thing and it contradicts the Buddhist teaching?

Have a great Thursday free of all desires!

Posted by Harris Hui (in search of light) on 2012-08-16 14:35:22

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