五蘊盛苦 (Gounjouku)

As I posted a couple days ago, Tokyo has entered into Tsuyu (a raining season). It is once a year and usually it continues for a month. It is very uncomfortable period due to the high humidity.

Today, it is sunny without raining. In addition to this weather, a typhoon is approaching from Philippines. Do you know what this mean? It means so hot and so humid. Even you are walking you easily sweat.

Today is Saturday so almost all people are adjusting in this weather wearing T-shirts, shorts, and sandals. However I am on the way to my work so I’m wearing a long sleeve shirts, jacket and black leather shoes! It is I feel I’m in a sauna.

Buddha said our life is filled with four pains and eight pains. These are a pain of birth, aging, illness, death, you meet with people you hate, you part from you love, you cannot get you want, and worldly desires blaze furiously.

The last one is 五蘊盛苦 (worldly desires blaze furiously). 五 is five. So this means we feel pain though five senses such as eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and body. Simply enough to say, we feel pain such a hot and humid weather or very cold one.

What Buddha said was true, still I miss a California weather, we cannot escape from those four pains and eight pains. That’s why we need wisdom that get rid of those pains.

Humans are great! They created a great wisdom that is a cooler.

Now I’m in the subway. I’m very comfortable because of such a great wisdom until go out.

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