One who does not
One, who does not get affected by the pleasure, pain, desire or aversion or any of the pairs of opposites, attains oneness with God.
A man who is not affected by the pleasure, desire or any of the pairs of opposites, experiences the presence of Lord.
Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin. – Hermann Hesse
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you – Tony Robbins
Freedom from the pleasure is the real pleasure. Pain does not bind you; it is the pleasure that binds you. And the bondage is painful. If you are bound, you are not bound by misery, you are bound by your craving, your pleasure.
Do not let pleasure distract you from meditation, from the way. Free yourself from pleasure and pain. – Buddha
Every pleasure has been so momentary, has left your hand empty, depleted, drained. And every pleasure has brought you more depression, sorrow, pulled you down. But yet there is a hope of some pleasure, some unknown, unseen pleasure. Dreaming of a pleasure that makes you weak, that holds you back.
There are principles to regulate attachment and aversion pertaining to the senses and their objects. One should not come under thecontrol of such attachment and aversion, because they are stumbling blocks on the path of self-realization. (3.34)
Wake up and realize this is all made up of thoughts, just thoughts. Your appreciation of beauty is a thought, your aversion to an object that is ugly is a thought. Your craving or aversion is nothing but a passing thought in the mind. Realize this is just a thought and you will be free.
Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. -Chinese Proverb