Second Noble Truth: Practicing with Tanha

For Your Contemplation

Practicing with desire means looking at our desires and how we get caught up in them. Over the next two weeks see if you can really look at where you are seeking the gratification of life. What sense experiences are you enamored by? Contemplate how the grasping of desire different from desire itself? Or better still, is there a distinction? How would you live a householder’s life without expectations? Is there any benefit to living without expectations? Again, this practice is not about judging yourself for having desire nor are you trying to rid yourself of all desire. You simply want to take the next two weeks to come to understand why the 2nd Noble Truth is related to the origin or cause of dukkha.