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We believe wrongly that the enjoyment of luxuries and sensual pleasure will lead to happiness.

Although everyone knows that they want to be happy and don’t want to suffer, they don’t know how to achieve this. We are often confused, thinking that something will lead to happiness when in fact it leads to suffering. We believe wrongly that the enjoyment of luxuries and sensual pleasure will lead to happiness. But this will always be impossible because eventually we become dissatisfied and want more and more.

~Karmapa: Interdependence and responsibility

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