...the cause of suffering is our clinging or grasping from the mental forces of greed & possessiveness,
of hatred & aggression, and of ignorance & delusion. And this clinging or grasping must be let go of.
The cause of most human suffering on the earth right now, is in our hands. Individually we grasp
at how we think it should be; we don't want things to change. Or we do want them to
change. We don't want to grow old and we don't want to lose certain things. We don't
want certain things to happen the way they do. So when you're suffering, see where
there is attachment, where there is grasping, clinging.
To unclench the fist of clinging doesn't mean that we don't respond to the world,
that we don't try to help. But we can let go of our clinging to an outcome--
deep down the cause of suffering is this gut level grasping of how it should be.
The more we cling, the more we suffer.
Jeremy Lin is gone... just let go.