Objects of attachment and antidotes

The root afflictions

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Part of a series of teachings given through the Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.

  • Meditation on attachment to praise and reputation
  • Definition of attachment, how meditating on it relates to the wider framework of the teachings and the path
  • Types of objects we can become attached to
  • Some antidotes to attachment, such as emptiness, impermanence, and ugliness
  • Questions and answers
    • Where does this fit in with the 12 links?
    • Would offering objects of attachment to the Buddhas qualify as an antidote?

Mind and mental factors 17: Objects of attachment and antidotes (download)

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