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The Death Dhamma Podcast

Dec 16, 2022

"Whatever stress, in arising, arose for me in the past, all of it had desire as its root, had desire as its cause — for desire is the cause of stress. And whatever stress, in arising, will arise for me in the future, all of it will have desire as the root, will have desire as its cause — for desire is the cause of stress."

So says Gandhabhaka in SN 42.11. And this is our experience too.

This is why we are going to talk about attachments because when the people we love are ill or absent from us or when they die of course we have sorrow.

And the root of our sorrow is our attachment.  That is not a judgment it's an observation of fact. This is not to say we should never love. We want to be aware that in our relationships with other human beings there could be an element of attachment and the element of attachment contributes of course to our grief.

With season three coming at the end of January we are going to explore stories and examples of attachment.