How do you guys practice detachment? I have a mindfulness book with many Buddhist teachings. I reread it and saw ways of practicing detachment.
A Thia Master:
A master held a cup in front of his students and said the best way to relate to the cup is if its already broken. We use it and take care of it, but we remain unattached because we know its subject to change.
Act without attachment to the fruit of your action. We can do what we want with full commitment, but the outcome is often beyond our control. When we act without attachment to the outcome our minds stay peaceful no matter how things unfold.
The value of an action is not measured by success or failure, but by the motivation behind it. When are motivations are skillful, then we abide in equanimity regardless of whether wee succeed or fail in our endeavors.
Does anyone really know what their underlining motivations are at times? It says to ask what the attitude of the mind right now (in the moment). What’s arising in your mind will determine the underlining action.
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