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Attachment Paradox


We can become attached to the desire to remain unattached ... it is all the same thing ...

People use their religions for various purposes. For some people, their religious identity becomes the foundation of their self-esteem, a self-esteem in which they are better than [better than they were before, better than you or me, etc.].

There is a flex-point along the Buddhist path that many adherents never reach, because they mistake the path for reality ... Buddhism is best used as a path out of illusion, rather than a path toward any particular destination. Once the illusions have been recognized, the need for the path falls away, and you simply see things as they are.


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