Nov 18, 2018
This episode offers a method to free ourselves from attachment that is causing pain and problems in our life. Attachment is a state of mind that arises from paying inappropriate attention to a desirable object until the mind becomes unpeaceful and uncontrolled and we feel we can not be happy without that object. Whether it is attachment to someone other than our partner, to drugs or alcohol, or to the past, this episode shows a clear path to becoming free.
The verses of the Dhammapada, by Buddha, we study in this episode are from Chapter Two “Vigilance”, verse 27:
“Driving away negligence with vigilance,
Ascending the tower of insight and free from sorrow,
A sage observes the sorrowing masses
As someone on a mountain
Observes fools on the ground below."
The Dhammapada, by Buddha. Translated by Gil Fronsdale. Page 8.
Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, by Je Tsongkhapa, Volume 1. Pages 228-230. Translated by the Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee. Joshua Cutler, Editor-in-Chief, and Guy Newlan, Editor.