Though the body can be cut into pieces by a weapon, the soul can never be slain
Buddhists do not believe in a life of hedonism because they believe in the law of karma (that is, a person's actions in this life will affect his existence in his next life)
The material body is a vehicle which you are temporarily in and temporarily using.
The law of karma means that there are reactions to every action
Who Are You?
The negative social results of a society populated primarily by hedonistic people should be obvious to anyone. A society of self-centered, animalistic people who have no other interest than their own sense enjoyment cannot be at all peaceful or progressive - either materially or spiritually.
Sense gratification comes and goes as a natural occurrence of the senses. For example, one cannot eat without tasting.
Who Are You? Discovering Your Real Identity
For a person who cultivates wisdom or true knowledge, the results are inner peace, satisfaction, patience, respect for others, freedom from duplicity, compassion, joyfulness, and remembrance of his spiritual identity...
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