August 30, 2009

Daily Dharma: To sum it up, "Don't cling."

There's no school that says "Cling." Liberation is about cutting, or dissolving, or letting go of, or seeing through—choose your image—the attachment to anything. The description of the mind of no-clinging may be different in the different schools, but the experience of the mind of no-clinging is the same. How could it be different?

–Joseph Goldstein, from "How Amazing! An Interview with Joseph Goldstein," Tricycle, Summer 1999

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Dale L's picture

This includes Buddhism. How wonderful that this "fail-safe" is built into the dharma.