When you are in supermarket, grocery store, hyper market,boutique, how’s your buying pattern?
Are you buying what you need or what you want?
Are you buying based on the influence of your senses?
e.g, you see, you sense, you smell, you hear, you touch…
After your lunch or dinner, you are full.. However when you pass by a cake shop, your eyes look at a slice of beautiful decorate cake, your nose smell it’s taste yummy, you hear the compliment from others on how tasty is the cake, your saliva like coming out….
What is your reaction?
Even though, you are full, your body is taking action to walk to cashier and buy the cake and enjoy it.
Have you experience the above?
This case is clearly showing the emotion dominated.
Another example, A person who love to drink alcohol, he’ll keep mention that “Why can’t I drink, I can control my emotion is it true?”
In the actual fact….
A lot of car accident happen, when a person drink and drive, and it cause tragedy.
A lot of domestic violence occurred , after drink and drunk…
A lot of child neglect happen, after drink and drunk…
A lot of marital conflict and divorce, after drink and drunk…
Can you use your thinking power after you drink and drunk???
As a Buddhist, we are following five precepts, Intoxication is prohibited as we can’t use our thinking power properly.
A lot of time, we are not mindfulness, we are not using our thinking power and trick by emotional power.
As a practitioner, we need to aware the arisen and falling of thought which influence by emotion, we need to develop and use our thinking power and control our emotion power in our daily life.
The only way for you to move forward in spiritual path, you need to control and reduce your desire.
May you move forward in your spiritual practice!