Thursday, April 16, 2009

On Attachment/Detachment

Have a listen to Part 2 on this page

Update: If the above link does not work, manually go to this page:
(listen to Part 2 - actually, IMO, the whole book is very good)

Eckhart Tolle in 'A New Earth':
"How do we let go of attachment to things? Don't even try. It's impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them. In the meantime, just be aware of your attachment to things. Sometimes you may not know you are attached to something, which is to say identified, until you lose it or there is a threat of loss. If you then become upset, anxious, and so on, it means you are attached. If you are aware that you are identified with a thing, the identification is no longer total. 'I am the awareness that is aware that there is attachment'. That's the beginning of the transformation of consciousness."

If only the Thai leaders were truly Buddhist!