a warm bed and a full plate
happiness is this or that
noble goals, good deeds
becoming rich or famous,
friendship honour fulfillment
in the here and now
no longings no desires – life
a beautiful sunset
rain falling on the parched earth
a blackbird singing at dawn
© G.s.k. ’15
Travelling around the world, one gets the impression that it’s the small things in life that really bring you happiness.
Desire: wealth, popularity, fame, being “right”, religious zeal, ideology, politics, beauty, youth, excellence, in a word satisfying one’s ego, only brings unhappiness eventually.
Life is a bumpy dusty road, where we meet some terrible truths and some wonderful realities .. a kaleidoscope of jumbled images that swirl around, in and out of dreams and nightmares.
Like Siddhartha Gautama, one wonders how to avoid suffering as we’re wound about by this mortal coil … he discovered the Noble Eight-fold Path … I like to listen to the Dalai Lama’s laugh 😉