THESE DAYS, I TAKE ALL THE WISDOM I CAN GET: FROM ANY SOURCE
THE BUDDHA SAYS ABOUT PLEASURE:
Do not let pleasure distract you
From meditation, from the way.
Free yourself from pleasure and pain
For in craving pleasure or in nursing pain there is only sorrow.
Like nothing lest you lose it, lest it bring you grief and fear.
Go beyond likes and dislikes.
From passion and desire, Sensuousness and lust,
Arise grief and fear. Free yourself from attachment.
He is pure, and sees, He speaks the truth and lives it.
He does his own work, so he is admired and loved.
With a determined mind and undesiring heart,
He longs for perfection. He is called "He who goes upstream"
When a traveler at last comes homes from a far journey,
With what gladness his family and his friends receive him!
Even so shall your good deeds welcome you like friends
And with what rejoicing when you pass from this life to the next!
From DHAMMAPADA - The Sayings of the Buddha