Sunday Sep 14, 2003
The House Always Wins
In Buddhism there is a concept known as Right Understanding, which involves an understanding of the Four Noble Truths, namely the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the ceasing of suffering and the truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering.
For the ordinary person, life goes like this: He is constantly striving to attain something which he has not, and when he has attained it he is anxious about losing it; this is true not only of money but of position, power, and social advancement. You cannot win at this game of life with this attitude and perception.