Even savoring my desires, I never feel content.

All the pleasures that I’ve experienced

From birth till now

Would not satisfy me, even if they returned.
This mind is addicted to desire.
If I’m not even securing this life’s happiness in this way,
How will I ever achieve the nirvāṇa I seek
Which ensures benefit that lasts through all lives?
So, I’m done following the desire highway.
O dear heart, we can do it:
Let’s abandon these desires and get to the wildwoods.

From Longchen Rabjam’s “Song of the Enchanting Wildwoods”

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