Indulging sense pleasures is like drinking salt water — however much one indulges, thirst and craving only increase. Immediately after abandoning whatever things give rise to clinging and attachment is the Bodisattvas’ practice.
A bodhisattva’s practice is immediately to abandon
Any objects that cause our clinging and attachment to increase,
For objects of desire are like salt water:
The more we have indulged (in them,
our) thirst (for them) increases (in turn).
– The Berzin Archives Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices