Resisting the Urge to Escape the Pain through Addiction

The nature of addiction is an attempt to escape the pain at the core of our being. Resisting the urge to give in rather than face the appetite or addiction takes patience and determination.

In this concluding section, Sensei answers such questions as: How do you live in the moment and still plan for the future? Aren’t there authentic pleasures that are not based on addiction? How can you not identify with the objective world in a healthy way that still allows you to function?