Attachment Is Suffering

  • Attachment

Languages possess a very limited ability to describe experiential wisdom. It is like trying to solve a three dimensional problem with 2-D equations. There is not going to be one perfect equation, but thousands of them dealing with each feature manifested in two dimensions.

One experience which I am attempting to describe here is related to putting a specific set of expectations upon others. The mind segues into introspection and generates the logical part of your advice. Things like how unbiased you are and how much goodwill you have for another person justify why your advice is good. What I am realizing is that if this advice is heeded, something else will come up which will cause you to expect something else. So, the apparent frustration that my advice is not heeded as being such a good one, does not come from advice. But comes from an attachment to a person or thing or even a concept.