“Due to the contradiction between our continuous clinging to phenomena, and the fact that these same phenomena are always changing and dissolving, we’re continually disturbed by ego-clinging and can’t function in a balanced state. Whenever we’re disturbed by the negativity of our ego-clinging, we don’t maintain proper control or balance. Ego-clinging generates attachment, and as long as there is attachment, there is desire and a constant craving for more and more. When our desire is challenged, we respond with anger, which instantly causes unpleasantness to arise, bringing with it many more negative emotions that get stirred up. In order to regain our balance and once again become joyful and peaceful, it’s essential to remove attachment and clinging, together with their root: ego-clinging.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Uprooting Clinging: A Commentary on Mipham Rinpoche’s Wheel of Analytic Meditation (pgs 68-69)
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