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Kashaf Mamoon

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Why we want every thing permanent in this temporary life ?

why we always try to achieve everything permanently for us ?
We all know what we will get will have to vanish someday because our life is not permanent.

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    Jun 24 2013: Kashaf, we know that we will die, are you talking about material acquisitions, we know that we will die, but they will be passed on to our children (inheritance). Some our children will keep, some they will sell for money. Either way, we feel good thinking our children will benefit, no?
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      Jun 24 2013: but what we need is directly or indirectly for us ..... although what ever we are doing for our children is for us only.
      hope you got my point
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        Jun 24 2013: I'm not entirely getting it, Kashaf. When a man and woman have children, they try to get nice things for their children as well as themselves, a nice home, nice furniture, nice clothes. They also seek good relationships, they hope their children will have nice people as playmates.

        To some degree we do things for our friends. We make a nice home so when our friends come over they will enjoy themselves, they can sit comfortably, eat good food, perhaps there is air conditioning.
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          Jun 24 2013: yes i agree but the question is for whom ........ and the answer is for us because if our children /wife/friend will get all these then we will get happy.
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          Jun 26 2013: Making nice things to people worth it we can make own happpiness longer, mirrored in many souls. The same way we could serve real needs for the sake of society. The same if we have a project takes us away but gives us divinity. The same way meditation works. So it seems we have to work just to make happiness longer. May be because it becames shorter by enthropia and reasons like that...
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        Jun 24 2013: It's true, Kashaf, but can't it be for both, we get genuine pleasure from others' happiness, and also feel good about ourselves that we helped provide it.

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