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Human Attachment

Not only is to err human, but it’s also strictly from being human that one attaches to wanting things different which is the cause of one’s own suffering…

If you really want to know what the basic flaw is that keeps you trapped to your own suffering, it’s attaching to your humanness to a fault. It’s not that we aren’t human or that we’ll be able to transcend our humanness, it’s more so to find a way to embrace it, but not be trapped by it. It will always be by giving in to our human side in some way that causes our suffering. It doesn’t have to be attached to, but it will take discipline so the mind settles to see this. It’s simply human to want things different and it’s attaching to the story of being human that causes suffering. This is true regardless of what’s wanted different.

It’s always the human “I” that wants something different and it’s the charade of being human that pulls one into suffering. I ordered sweat pants on line last week and when they were delivered I tried them on and they didn’t fit. By my first reaction you would have thought I was going to have to go around naked, but obviously that wasn’t the case. “I” attached to the fact the sweat pants didn’t fit. This is what attaching to being human does and when it was seen how insane this was, wanting things different fell away and Under Armor was called for an exchange. You can substitute the sweat pants with anything and you’ll get the same result of suffering. This is all because not only is to err human, but it’s also strictly from being human that there’s attachment to wanting things different which in turn causes one to be humanly trapped to their own suffering…