Oct 26 2011

October 26, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 26 Oct 2011, 9:54 am | Comments Off on October 26, 2011 -

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“[T]he hungry ghost realm [is a Buddhist phrase], the creatures in it are depicted as people with large empty bellies, small mouths and scrawny thin necks. They can never get enough satisfaction. They can never fill their bellies. They’re always hungry, always empty, always seeking it from the outside. That speaks to a part of us that I have and everybody in our society has, where we want satisfaction from the outside, where we’re empty, where we want to be soothed by something in the short term, but we can never feel that or fulfill that insatiety from the outside. The addicts are in that realm all the time. Most of us are in that realm some of the time. And my point really is, is that there’s no clear distinction between the identified addict and the rest of us.” — Gabor Mate

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