Corrosion begins as soon as creation begins ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Wishing for “happily ever after” is nothing more than a desire for permanence in disguise. Fabricating concepts such as “eternal love,” “everlasting happiness,” and “salvation” generates more evidence of impermanence. Our intention and the result are at odds. We intend to establish ourselves and our world, but we forget that the corrosion begins as soon as creation begins. What we aim for is not decay, but what we do leads directly to decay.


Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

from the book What Makes You Not a Buddhist


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