Announcements Announcements

DhO Hacked and Upgrade

General

ATTENTION!: It appears that our server has been hacked through this version of Liferay, meaning it is no longer secure, and so expect instability as we deal with this and attempt to upgrade to Liferay 7, which we failed to be able to do last year the last time the team attempted it, but we have no choice at this point, so bear with us as we try again. Save any long posts in a text file before posting them. You can follow me on Twitter at @danielmingram for updates if the site is down. Apologies for any complexity this causes. We will work as fast as we can. We have backups of the database, so hopefully nothing will be lost. Thanks to all helping with this complex process.

 

 

 

Message Boards Message Boards

Insight and Wisdom

How to desire without clinging ?

Toggle
How to desire without clinging ?
Answer
2/23/19 10:19 AM
How to desire without clinging ?

RE: How to desire without clinging ?
Answer
2/23/19 10:35 AM as a reply to Mathew Poskus.
I wouldn’t choose the word desire, but... let it come, let it be (and enjoy it fully), let it go. Appreciate the whole process, embrace the impermanence as a possibility. Enjoy the present without clinging to the past or craving for particular outcomes.

Was that what you were asking?

RE: How to desire without clinging ?
Answer
2/23/19 3:03 PM as a reply to Mathew Poskus.
Well, here is the way I think about it.  Liking leads to craving, which leads to clinging, which leads to becoming, which leads to stress. For me, liking is a reaction to a single event, while craving is a generalised liking for all those kinds of events. Clinging is when you build that generalised liking into your goal system. Then becoming is when you give in to the urge to act and this leads to stress, either obviously or less obviously by subltly by reinforcing the clinging.

So you can enjoy this ice cream, or enjoy ice cream in general, but try not to keep thinking about having more ice-cream, or stop the car to get  ice-cream even if that it makes you late.  Which is pretty much what Polly said too.

And how is this to be achieved?  Concentration and mindfulness.

Just my 2c worth. And I really enjoy ice-cream.   emoticon