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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:11 PM


Attachment to "non-attachment"

So my wife and I attend a beautiful service here in Encinitas CA at the SRF.

The monk clearly spelled out the pitfalls of being attached to this "dream" we are in.
He pointed out movies as a particular danger for getting "caught up" emotionally and not remaining aloof and detached.

Hey I can dig that!

Now here's the fun part (my smart-ass side)...when the service was over I noticed that a brochure featured an "inspirational movie night" in two nights featuring the life of Yogananda.
I was so tempted to go over to the monk, point to the brochure, and ask him, "Remain detached from every movie including this one?"

Where there are followings you will find "attachment"...just sayin'


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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:16 PM

1. I hate to disagree with a monk, but I would think a movie is an excellent metaphor for a dream.

You watch it, you enjoy it, and when it's over, it's over.

I suppose I was "attached" to the original Star Wars when it came out, went and saw it over and over again in the summer of '78 when it had made it to the 25 cent theater.

But I would think movies are a perfect example of "buy the ticket, enjoy the ride". You're there for the experience, which is fleeting, and you're not holding on to anything, just passing through.

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Tue Jun 23, 2015, 09:05 PM

2. Buddhism is basically an 8 step program for people addicted to the concept of "Self"..


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