Tag Archives: clinging

Why cling to ideals?

Attachments belong with and to actual persons.

A thought is not for clinging.

If you must have fetters, start a family.

The blind men and the elephant.

Each holds a view of the elephant based on the part he has touched; each is willing to fist fight every other before the delighted king. The Buddha doesn’t see the whole elephant; what he sees is the danger of clinging to views.

Clinging, cruelty.

Our perversity makes it difficult to see anything other than a pathological passion as the sign of love.

Clinging (onto) thoughts.

Coming to hold new ideas is an opportunity to let go of old ones that have calloused our hands.