Quote of the day

14 February 2022

To be happy
without attachment is best.
To be attached and happy
is more a temporary,
than a stable state.
You may enjoy a relationship,
a place, or some favourite thing,
but if you become attached to them,
it means that, to some extent,
you have limited your freedom.
Now, to enjoy without attachment
is very rare indeed.
Attachments often lead to
expectations, projections,
dependencies and clinging
—all synonyms for suffering.
Who has not tasted this?
When the thing you desperately desire
is not available, suffering rains
like hot sulphur from the skies.
The wise know this
and abide in their natural state.