Tag Archives: Clinging

“Community is not formed by a set of slaves, by people demanding that other people make them happy. Community is formed by emperors and princesses. You’re an emperor, not a beggar; you’re a princess, not a beggar. There’s no begging bowl in a true community. There’s no clinging, no anxiety, no fear, no hangover, no possessiveness, no demands. Free people form community, not slaves.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

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“When you cling, life is destroyed; when you hold on to anything, you cease to live.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Do you want to enjoy a symphony? Don’t hold on to a few bars of the music. Don’t hold on to a couple of notes. Let them pass, let them flow. The whole enjoyment of a symphony lies in your readiness to allow the notes to pass.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Perfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, but I do not cling. I enjoy it on a nonclinging basis. What I really enjoy is not you; it’s something that’s greater than both you and me. It’s something that I discovered, a kind of symphony, a kind of orchestra that plays one melody in your presence, but when you depart, the orchestra doesn’t stop. When I meet someone else, it plays another melody, which is also very delightul. And when I am alone, it continues to play. There’s a great repertoire and it never ceases to play. That’s what awakening is all about.”

11 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

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“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold onto.”

1 Jul

Tao Te Ching on Attachment, Impermanence, Change, Clinging

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Tao Te Ching

24 Jun

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