Been there, done that

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“The Buddha’s sense
of irony, the arahant’s sense of irony, is simply seeing that the world is so dumb: The things that people want most
are the very things that make them suffer most. For a long time, before their awakening, the arahants had been doing that sort of thing as well. This is why when they laugh at this tendency, it’s not a harsh laugh. They know what it’s like; they’ve been there themselves. But they were able to step back and see the foolishness. And in seeing the foolishness, that’s when you let go.”
~Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Read full Dhamma talk: “Infinite Good Humor”

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