Trapped in our own webs ~ 17th Karmapa

To understand how desire works, Buddhism offers the analogy of a silkworm that spins threads of silk to create a cocoon within which the silkworm itself gets trapped. In exactly this way, desire keeps producing more desire. Through our desire, we trap ourselves in our own webs. Desire never brings an end to desire; it only gives rise to more desire.


17th Karmapa

Nurturing Compassion: Teachings from the First Visit to Europe

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