Millions of smokers see the cure to cigarette craving as a cigarette. This cure for craving though lasts a mere few hours and soon returns.
The cure is instead to not answer the craving with a cigarette but with nothing. Tough as this seems this fix is permenant.
Millions see the answer to spiritual craving as sutras, meditation, pilgrimage, visiting a church or making a donation. The answer again is to not answer the craving but give it nothing.
With time this fix is unending spiritual release.
Giving up smoking is tough. What about that craving for external spiritual release that is truly within?