Meditaton for PeaceContentment.A hungry dog had only gruel enough for seven days.A hungry dog had only gruel enough for seven days. On the 8 th day he wanted to eat rice. He then had rice for seven days. The next day he wanted only food; then he had food for another seven days. The day after that, he wanted to eat food together with the homeowner.This kind of dog must be chased away since he is never content.Being discontented could occur to any being, no matter who theyAre: human, animal, the rich or the poor, the knowledgeable one or the ignorant one, male or female. A good person could be transformed into a bad person.This kind of dog must be chased away since he is never content.Being discontented is a condition that perpetuates in the mind of the dissatisfied. Whosoever is discontented is devoid of satisfaction due to craving, and greedy in whatever his/her desires may be, regardless of the economic capabilities of that person to fund such cravings. This greedy state propels the individual to engage in the unscrupulous actions to satisfy the plethora of lustful desires. This often leads to prostitution, begging and panhandling, false flattery, plotting and scheming or drug dealing.The results of these greedy actions are stamped with fury, and anxiousness. Therefore one has to be trained to be contented with and appreciative of what one has by knowing moderation and knowing when you have enough.Contentment with what is befitting, what we are deserved to receive.Contentment is divided into three levels as follows:1. Contentment with what one already owns, and does not think to acquire things that belong to others.2. Contentment with what is within with regards to one’s strength or capacity.3. Contentment with what is befitting, what we are deserved to receive. If we feel undeserving, we should not accept it.
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