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Saanen, 20th of July, 1982

Public Talk#5

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Part 5 of 6

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Death is the ending. Now what does it mean to end? Please, this is really important, do go into it. To end something; let us take for example attachment. Most of us are attached - to a house, to a belief, to a faith, to some ideal, to some pattern of existence, or to a person - attached, which means clinging to that, holding to a person and so on. The consequences of that attachment are fear, anxiety, the pleasure of holding the person or the idea, and fighting for that idea, which is another form of pleasure, following somebody, saying he is my guru, my etc., etc., and holding on to him. Or in attachment there is fear, anxiety, some pleasure and the desire to continue in that attachment, never ending it. We all know this. It's common for most human beings. Now what does it mean to end attachment? Because we see the consequences of it. And also we see the cause of it. I am attached to you as an audience because I derive from that a great sense of satisfaction, a great sense of fulfilment - which I don't but suppose I do - a sense of achievement, fame and so on, all that nonsense. We are not talking about detachment. Detachment is the opposite of attachment. When I pursue detachment I am really pursuing attachment. Are you clear on this point? Please see the truth of this. I am attached and it brings me great pain, and out of that pain I say, 'For god's sake, if I could be detached from all this'. Which is, the response of pain, which has made me... which has projected an idea of detachment, and I am pursuing detachment. Clear? So we are not talking about detachment. We are only talking about the fact of attachment. Detachment is just an idea, away from attachment


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