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The problem of 'not clinging'

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alfa
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The problem of 'not clinging'

Postby alfa » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:41 am

Namaste,

Do we cling because it may be painful not to? What I mean is, all our lives we cling to things, people, ideas, thoughts, feelings - so it's become second nature to us. Not clinging, we may feel empty as if we're lost.

Is this why we cling? In other words, do we cling because we like it, prefer it that way? If that's the case, are we not deceiving ourselves by trying to drop clinging (when deep down, we don't want to)?

Alfa

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Ben
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Re: The problem of 'not clinging'

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:56 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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