Sunday, 11 October 2009
Demons: Self clinging
Hope and fear.
Our Self clings to pleasure
and rejects pain.
Clinging and craving:
The root of suffering.
Clinging turns pleasure into pain.
Do not fear pain.
Do not crave for pleasure.
Do not cling to sensations.
Do not crave for sensations.
Just let them flow.
Clinging wants to transform impermanent
objects or sensations into permanent.
Craving wants to escape the present feeling of unrest
hoping that the possession of some objects
will give us happiness.
Both clinging and craving are the only
demons that keep mind fettered to suffering.