When I was a kid I was always collecting something; coins, stamps, comics, baseball cards, Star Wars memorabilia, the list goes on... Anyway, I've been feeling the urge to start collecting something again, I did enjoy the thrill of finding something special and to this day still occasionally dream of finding rare Star Wars action figures (I admit it, I'm pretty nerdy
). On the other hand it seems counter-intuitive from a Buddhist perspective to be accumulating things I don't really need and I realize that it's obviously trying to fill a hole which is not going to go away by buying stuff, so I'm very wary of getting into that mindset again. Yet still the temptation remains. Anyway, I'm wondering if any of you have collections and also I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on collecting.
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"The heart of the path is quite easy. There’s no need to explain anything at length. Let go of love and hate and let things be. That’s all that I do in my own practice." - Ajahn Chah