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In an explanatory dictionary Ozhegova two meanings of the word "hunting" - stalking search for the animal to meet its needs (hunger, bargaining) and the second is the desire for someone or something, desire. And in the etymological dictionary, the word "hunting" goes back to old Slavic "hot" - desire. So, anyway – the hunt – this is what you really want, that is insurmountable or intolerable desire. We hunted for tens of thousands of years with an enviable constancy. For sustenance, assets, rating, status, and for each other. And these very desires that drive us and give us the opportunity to achieve, we think, the most cherished are, it turns out the opposite direction. A man wants to, say, buy a car, but can not and scary about upset, worried, at night, in a happy car owners with envy leering. In short, his desire brings him a lot of suffering. Or, for example, a woman lives with her husband many years and does not feel to him no desires, except, perhaps, a criminal, but he lives on the "good reasons": children, flat, "acquired good". He lives and suffers, suffers because he doesn't want to live. And how many people live like this: the desire is there, but there is no way to satisfy it. And what is the result? As a result a neurosis. What should I do? This question was answered by Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha, who, being at a Mature age, 30-year-old Indian Prince for the first time left his Palace and saw the outside of a beggar begging for alms, crippled, isremovable from illness and funeral procession. "The world is suffering" - Buddha. The cause of suffering the Buddha saw human desires. In fact – it would not be the person desires not to upset it would be due to the fact that there is no food, shelter, cars, yachts or just a warm coat. Only in the case when a person wants to have something but can't, he falls into suffering, sadness (a grave sin in Christianity), longing and envy, which like rust consumes the body and soul. "Give up desires" is the prescription of the Buddha.

But who would voluntarily give up the desire to have, receive, acquire, become someone? Desires help us to realize our dreams, imagination, self-realization. (A word what! As if someone knows what this is self-realization. People just often mistaken about self-realization and of life on career growth, acquisition of material goods, that there is no relationship to self-realization has not).

Maybe you should not give up desires, but once their temper? Not wanting the unattainable and know that the fulfillment of every desire carries with it a lot of consequences. Remember the one who dreamed about the car. And here is a dream come true. What now? Registration, inspection, insurance, and then so many things that takes effort and money. And this experience, the disorder is short – suffering. Or, for example, hunted the guy for the girl, all her potential suitors are repulsed, married, finally. The desire to satisfy. And then – a family quarrel, a child crying at night, and somehow cute angel eventually turns into a shrew. Dream carefully, or you can have it. So maybe it is better to refuse in the beginning? But it's unlikely. Many of our desires perfectly we are not recognized or understood, but they are carefully hidden, not wanting to be branded thieves, commoners, climbers and hide them under masks. And it brings no less suffering: fear of judgment, man cannot be what he really is.

the ancient Greek stoic philosophers said, "Give up everything you have, before it was taken from you, and then you will avoid suffering." "Who would I take away what I have - you will object - I will not give up!". And what really belongs to us? House, property, clothes, wife-husband, children, job? "All water transient," - said Archimandrite of Zadonsk. Today you have everything, and tomorrow – stolen, lost, tired, refused. Yes, the man himself does not really belongs to... But I want very much, you want the man on his short journey. It's like trying to get everything in order to compensate for the transience of life... how Many a man need for happiness? A lot. Basically any nonsense. And it's true. But hunting forest captivity. Rest no until you get what you want. And if you think about the meaning of the proverb? Bondage – it is freedom, dependence, and if hunting forest (cooler in our opinion), then what can I say! How to achieve pleasure and not to suffer, not to suffer, not to be afraid to lose. The answer was given by Epicurus, a famous theorist in the field of pleasure. "Be moderate, he said". Not to be a prisoner of his "hunts". For this only need to live in harmony with yourself. Only to learn it is not easy, but if you really hunt.

2012-08-17
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