Sand Castles

( The Buddha // Rādasamyutta )
Suppose some little boys or girls are playing with sand castles. So long as they are not devoid of lust, desire, thirst and craving for those sand castles, they cherish them, play with them, treasure them, and treat them possessively. But when those little boys or girls lose their lust, desire, thirst and craving for those sand castles then they scatter them with their hands and feet, demolish them, shatter them, and put them out of play.
So too, wise ones, scatter all illusion, demolish it, shatter it, put it out of play; practice for the destruction of craving. For with the destruction of all craving is Enlightenment.

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