Pleasure leads to preferences or pre-references, which lead to always wanting to be somewhere else, never being fully here now. How does a feelingfull person find a way out of the wheel of repetition?

Part Two
Pleasure leads to preferences and these pre-references influence the process of feeling and relating to life.

a) The different forms of wanting
b) The Process of Feeling and Preferences
c) Summary and the Truth of Repetition

2b) The Process of Perceiving, Feeling and Understanding Life

" 'In short, the five Aggregates ... are dukkha'? They are the Aggregate of Corporeality, ... Sensation, ... Perception, ... Mental Formations, and ... Consciousness ..."(4) "form, feeling, perception, mental formations, and consciousness"(5)

The process by which we relate to life is dukkha (not running smoothly), because due to pleasure, wanting or preferences can arise at any stage of the process.

It is not only wants for objects, it is wants for feelings, ideas, experiences and identifications.

The 2nd and 3rd Noble Truth describe the origin and dissolution of dukkha. The original text is very repetitive, and has often been paraphrased. The newly translated full texts (5 new full translations are available) shows a 10 point list of the perceptual and conceptual process involved in each of the 6 senses.

If we isolate this process with reference to the eye and seeing, it reads like this:

"The eye .... Forms... Eye-consciousness... Eye-contact... Feeling born of eye-contact (La sensation apparaissant lors du contact oculaire, the sensation previous to contact) ... Perception of forms... Intention for forms (La réaction mentale,) ... Craving for forms... Thought directed at forms... Evaluation of forms..."(1)(3)

I have only started to understand these ten steps, since i found the full French translation (1) (feeling refers to touching and emotions,)

What is simpler or at least shorter comes from the 1st Noble Truth. There, twice repeated and seemingly totally out of context, it says

"In short, the five aggregates of clinging are dukkha"? They are the aggregate of corporeality, .. feeling, .. perception, .. mental formations, and .. consciousness"(2)

And this is actually, a short version of the process listed above in the 2nd and 3rd Noble Truth ... and im sure there are many interesting interpretations.

But the point is, in both cases, Buddha listed out a process which describes how we perceive, feel and understand life.

And, he explains the process by which we relate to life is dukkha (not running smoothly), because due to pleasure, wanting or preferences can arise at any stage of the process.

It is not only wants for objects, it is wants for feelings, ideas, experiences and identifications.

These have "the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving arises it arises there; when it establishes itself, it establishes itself there."(2)

It is infact very simple, ... and if you are still unsure about preferences then check yourself : craving does not arise every time you see a flower or a sunbeam or a house or a woman, man or dog, ... but preferences and inclinations do, so if buddha was talking about the complete truth, then this word craving must be wrong: (I would like to replace the word craving with the pali word, so that no-one has a pre-concept).

"When this craving arises and establishes itself, it does so in the delightful and pleasurable characteristics of the world"(2)

The Noble Truths