The misery of attachment

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A series of talks based on Don’t Believe Everything You Think given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day starting in March 2013. The book is a commentary on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.

Sensual pleasures are like saltwater:
The more you indulge, the more thirst increases.
Abandon at once those things which breed
Clinging attachment
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • What attachment is and why it doesn’t lead to real happiness
  • Attachment and the eight worldly concerns
  • Looking at the objects of our attachment and their faults
  • Changing our perspective of objects to decrease attachment
  • How the Grinch had a Dharma realization on attachment

SDD 21: The misery of attachment (download)

12-07-14 Working with Attachment – SDD

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