Author Topic: Craving for Attachments  (Read 2431 times)

GiantRumblebuffin

Craving for Attachments
« on: December 29, 2012, 04:01:25 PM »
Hello all

I find it annoying finish a course, my mind is so pure and clear and, even though I try my best, my thoughts once again get clouded by old habits and reactions to the world around me.

I know it's a craving/aversion thing. I know that everything is anicca but it's still hard not to get caught by the craving to not have craving.

I'm usually quite good at meditating 2 hours a day. I am also much better at keeping sila these days. But obviously there are days when I dont want to meditate and I don't sit. On those days I worry about missing it and experience great attachment to the practice.

It's weird that the practice itself is now an attachment.

Does anyone have any advice for about this?

Metta


Masauwu

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Re: Craving for Attachments
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 06:00:22 PM »
Oh yeah, modern life has so many distractions compared to the retreat environment. Many of us go through this guilt of skipping practice sometimes. I don`t think it`s attachment to practice, seems more like a feeling of guilt born from a past deed, which can be acknowledged for what it is and then we can return to the present moment. If ignored it will keep nagging at you in the background. :)
The summer river:
although there is a bridge, my horse
goes through the water.

Re: Craving for Attachments
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 07:14:45 PM »
Hello all
I know that everything is anicca but it's still hard not to get caught by the craving to not have craving.
Does anyone have any advice for about this?

you have to experience anicca. knowing will not help.  ;)

Quardamon

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    • Teachers were: P.K.K. Mettavihari, Frits Koster, Nel Kliphuis. (In the line of Mahasi Sayadaw)
Re: Craving for Attachments
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 09:16:06 AM »
You might want to check http://www.unlearningmeditation.com/ by Jason Siff. He was trained in the lines of S.N. Goenka and Mahasi Sayadaw. The subtitle of his book is: "What to do when the instructions get in the way". It seems to come close to your problem.

 

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