When you analyze it, the
motivation to 'just feel good right now' is really just indulging our desires.
The motivation to immediately gratify desire is what has driven most of our
actions throughout our beginningless sojourn in samsara—all it has accomplished
is to perpetuate our confusion, pain, and habitual inability to pull ourselves
out of this mess. This is precisely the problem that Buddhism was invented to
- David Patt,“Who’s Zoomin’
Who? The Commodification of Buddhism in the American Marketplace”