Detachment

15940698_10211936052784540_2068810018451868612_nDetachment (vairagya) is the absence of craving for, and clinging to, (1) sense pleasures, (2) personal opinions, (3) cultural or familial rules and customs, and (4) notions of ‘me’ and ‘mine’. It flows from the awareness that possessions, relationships, and achievements are impermanent, and cannot produce lasting satisfaction.

Detachment is the realization that searching for sensual and mental gratification is pointless, since it leads only to further craving. It follows the discovery that there is no substantial, permanent, independent ‘ME’ that needs to be protected, promoted, or defended.

Detachment is the practice of observing all experience free from the coloring of our own tendencies, predilections, and desires, that we may better see reality as it is. It is letting go, neither accepting nor rejecting emotions as they arise, but rather allowing them to self-liberate in the momentary nature of the mind.

Where there is no emotional abiding, there is no attachment and aversion.

Where there is neither attachment nor aversion, there is no indifference.

Where there is no attachment, aversion, and indifference, there is no craving.

Where there is no craving, there is no karma (volitional action).

Where there is no karma, there is no suffering.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Detachment

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年09月21日 (週日) 8:19 PM 寫道﹕

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