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What does it mean to let go?

Discussion in 'Buddhism DIR' started by Geoff-Allen, Sep 11, 2019 at 8:09 PM.

  1. Geoff-Allen

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    I came across an interesting site that discusses what it really means to let go ...

    Here is a little taste! -

    The Buddha taught that detachment, one of the disciplines on the Noble Path, also called ariyasaavaka, is not a physical act of withdrawal or even a form of austerity. Though the Buddha teaches of a “non-action which is an integral part of the Right Way,” if it is taken out of context it can give the impression that we should develop a lack of concern for others, and that we should live without truly feeling or expressing our emotions – cutting ourselves off from life.

    These type of misinterpretations are sadly common, since there are not always direct translations from the Paali language into English.

    This form of “detachment” is an erroneous understanding of the Buddha’s message. Master Hanh states that to truly let go we must learn to love more completely. Non-attachment only happens when our love for another extends beyond our own personal expectations of gain, or our anticipation of a specific, desired outcome.

    For the full website, try your luck clicking below -

    A Zen Master Explains the Art of ‘Letting Go’, And It Isn’t What You Think

    Enjoy!

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