Freedom from Craving

“Usually we think our suffering is due to not getting what we want. In fact, it is due to craving: craving causes dissatisfaction. Not seeing that the problem is within us, we are like a dog with fleas. Unable to get comfortable in one place, the dog moves to another place thinking there are no fleas there. Until we free our mind from craving, misery will follow us around. A mind free from craving is a peaceful mind.”

—The Dalai Lama, Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

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