For little sensual pleasures, do not forsake the right path and destroy infinite bliss
There are sensual attractions on the forbidden path, whereas they are missing on the virtuous path. Sensual pleasures can be easily obtained but are momentary. Against this, happiness of liberation, which is permanent, can be acquired only by strenuous practice but is permanent and infinite.
Before attaining salvation, wise men enjoying imaginary happiness continue to progress on the path of liberation.
They only advice the person treading the evil path – “For little pleasures, do not destroy infinite happiness.”
- Sutrakratanga Sutra 1/3/4/7