The Wheel Of Life

I rise and fall                                                                                                                              Through pleasure and pain                                                                                                        I’m on the wheel of life

The bitter, the sweet                                                                                                                  It’s all the same                                                                                                                          I’m on the wheel of life

Joy and grief                                                                                                                              The smooth and the strife                                                                                                          I’m on the wheel of life

I flit from one pole to the other                                                                                                  The opposites bring their treasure                                                                                            Jewels and gold                                                                                                                        My experience unfolds

I Am The Wheel of Life

We Need To Watch Our Thoughts

Pleasure and pain are effects. The fact that they change shows that they depend on causes. This is why you will not experience the pleasure you want unless you create its causes; and you will prevent the suffering you want to avoid by giving up its causes. As soon as a cause of pain is inscribed in your mental continuum, you will have to go through its effects whether or not you would prefer to avoid suffering.

The effect of harmful actions is based on the intensity of the delusions that motivate them. Our present happiness or our present unhappiness are nothing other than the result of past actions.

The Dalai Lama