Thread: Nothing is worth clinging on to

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    Nothing is worth clinging on to


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    Global Moderator Esho's Avatar
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    This sutta can be experienced through Zazen.

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    Hello Aloka and Esho.

    This Sutta makes me think of Carlos Castaneda quote : “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”

    While knowing Carlos Castaneda was closer to Shamanism than Buddhism I guess this is one common point between the two schools.

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    Good to see you again Blue Faky!

    The sutta reminds me of the last paragraph of an article by Gil Frosdal who's a buddhist teacher at the USA Insight Meditation Centre:


    While I do not know whether any of my deep meditation experiences qualify as enlightenment, they have inspired me to appreciate and respect the possibility of enlightenment as a radical and thoroughgoing freedom. I now know that the Buddha’s teaching that “Nothing whatsoever is worth clinging to” doesn’t entail a loss or a diminishing of anything other than greed, hate and delusion. “Nothing whatsoever is worth clinging to” points to the radiance of liberation far beyond the practice of mindfulness.


    https://www.insightmeditationcenter....s-is-too-much/


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    Hello Blue Faky! Nice to see you again

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