attachment

Teachings on the mental affliction of attachment, including its causes, disadvantages, and antidotes.

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Mind and Mental Factors

Quotes about the afflictions

The entire Buddhist path mapped onto combating the afflictions with quotes from various Dharma teachers…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

The potential for liberation

Explaining the obscurations to the mind and factors for liberation, reviewing the sections, "The Mind's…

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Hazy mountains behind a line of trees.
On Cultivating Wisdom

Dealing with difficult changes

A woman in prison uses a mind training prompt to deal with a difficult situation.

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Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying Retreats

What helps at the time of death

The last three points of the nine-point death meditation and how to prepare for death.

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Understanding ignorance

Explaining how afflictions are rooted in ignorance and how we can eradicate ignorance, continuing the…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Afflictions are the enemy

Explaining the reason how it is possible to cultivate powerful antidotes to the afflictions, continuing…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Afflictions are weak

Continuing the review of Chapter 12, "Mind and Its Potential", describing how afflictions are not…

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