muni wrote:Labels provide us from subtle clinging and dislikes and likes as well. Not good for morality.
Cultivating a dislike for samsara is the basis of the path and the foundation of practise.
It sparks a kind of mentality where you avoid any action or thought that propels one further into samsara. At the same time you practise all good things. There are two possibilities: samsara or nirvana. The former is illness, the latter is freedom from the former.
You dislike suffering so you avoid the causes for it. If morality is viewed from this perspective you'll naturally be realistic about what breeds suffering and what cures it and work from there. Morality based on the reality of suffering -- avoiding anything that causes it and cultivating the cure for it -- is irrefutable and optimally realistic. It might qualify as clinging in your mind however.