Sitting in front of the rising sun, observing atmosphere and self. Mostly all of come to me in a very unexpected way. Yes, it is easy to achieve what he and a few of holy them have achieved. Is it not a kind of craving?

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    – jitin
    Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 6:52
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    What do you mean by its easy to achieve what he ( Buddha ) achieved ...just seems that you might be generalising the entire doctrine ...
    – user10244
    Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 10:35
  • I meant to say that living a life the way he showed to us is much easier and happier than the one which we are living as whole, now a days.
    – jitin
    Commented Oct 28, 2016 at 15:04

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"Is it not a kind of craving?"

If you're asking whether a craving for enlightenment is a kind of craving, I think the answer is "yes".

That kind of craving is mentioned e.g. in the Bhikkhuni Sutta:

This body comes into being through craving. And yet it is by relying on craving that craving is to be abandoned.

And in the Brahmana Sutta:

Brahman, there is the case where a monk develops the base of power endowed with concentration founded on desire & the fabrications of exertion. He develops the base of power endowed with concentration founded on persistence... concentration founded on intent... concentration founded on discrimination & the fabrications of exertion. This, Brahman, is the path, this is the practice for the abandoning of that desire."

"If that's so, Master Ananda, then it's an endless path, and not one with an end, for it's impossible that one could abandon desire by means of desire.



There is craving and intention. Enlightened people had intention but not craving to achieve their goal which is what you should aim to develop. Craving for the goal also will set you back.

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