Questions ArchiveDo we need to give up pleasure to be spiritual?
Sandy asked 7 years ago

Does someone needs to give up pleasure in order to practice spirituality ?

1 Answers
Apprentice Monk Staff answered 7 years ago

Hi Sandy,
Thank you for your question! Happiness is the goal of life, and spirituality helps achieve that on a wholesome level. Everyday material pleasure comes and goes, but spiritual happiness is long lasting. The idea behind a spiritual practice is to give up things that give us ‘short term pleasure’ and substitute them by spiritual practice which would gradually give us long lasting spiritual happiness.