Thursday, November 15, 2007


One great cause of suffering is our attachment to our opinions. So often we not only want the right to have our opinions, we insist that they be validated by others. From the meditative point of view there is nothing wrong with having an opinion but the attachment to that opinion is sure to disturb the mind because nobody has the power to make the whole world agree with him or her:

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.

- Chuang Tzu

So, once more, impermanence is our friend!

1 comment:

  1. I need to remember this! Thanks for emailing me about your new blog. I'm glad you did.


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