Pleasure? Pain? Yes!

Jai Bhagwan!

OMToday Gurudev’s darshan lecture focused on addiction and he started with a very interesting statement:  “Biological appetite for pleasure is in balance with pain.”  In other words, you become hungry—pain—and that triggers a desire to eat—pleasure.  After eating as much as your body needs, the biological pleasure of eating balances out the pain of hunger.  The mind, however, says eat more to have more pleasure.  Eating more triggers guilt at overeating or shame from being overweight.  “Psychological appetite for pleasure creates fear of pain.”  Seek, then, to keep the balance between the natural pleasures of life and the natural pains of life.   Avoid the unnatural pleasures and the unnatural pains will also fade out of your life.