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Enlightenment as letting go

I’ve always struggled with the term ‘enlightenment’. For some reason, the idea of an individual as ‘enlightened’ has held for me a distinct tinge of superiority and speaks to a sense of a goal achieved, both of which leave me … Continue reading

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Compassion and non-attachment

Compassion – an interesting word; its structure seems to imply ‘with passion’. It seems to me that the truest compassion cares deeply for another being, yet without being wedded to or judging that being’s actions or their outcomes. Yet again, … Continue reading

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Passion and non-attachment

Passion and non-attachment are often seen as mutually exclusive. I think this is a false assumption; indeed, without passion, we come back to ‘detachment’ rather than non-attachment. Passion is often viewed as fire. But could it be that this is … Continue reading

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Non-attachment

It is interesting that those who have urged the path of non-attachment have done so from the perspective of later life, having first experienced all the agonies and ecstasies that attachment can bring. It seems to me that non-attachment is … Continue reading

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