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Element
02 May 21, 01:28
Today, the following were discussed in the zoom meeting:

* SN 12.52 - how contemplating/thinking about the danger/harm of the things attached to can reduce or eliminate attachment

* SN 12.52 - how attachment causes sorrow, grief & despair in relation to the aging & death (loss) of what is attached to

* MN 38 - "delight in feelings is attachment"; such as delighting in the beauty or pleasantness of flowers is also attachment

* Buddhadasa - "What we are clinging to is the world itself (https://www.budsas.org/ebud/budasa-handbook/budasa06.htm). In Buddhism the word "world" has a broader connotation than it has in ordinary usage.". It was suggested "the world" is the "social" and "political world" born of attachment; born of self-views.

* Sublimation - transforming unwholesome dhammas, such as aggression & anger, into skillful responses, such as moral assertiveness.

:peace:

Aloka
02 May 21, 14:03
Thank you very much for your input Element, its greatly appreciated as always.


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