Holding without Attachment

“Taking impermanence truly to heart is to be slowly freed from the idea of grasping, from our flawed and destructive view of permanence, from the false passion for security on which we have built everything. Slowly it dawns on us that all the heartache we have been through from grasping at the ungraspable was, in the deepest sense, unnecessary.”

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, page 34.

This short teaching comes from a series of public talks Sogyal Rinpoche gave as part of his historic first visit to Brazil in 2009.

Sao Paolo, Brazil, November 11, 2010

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