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Idiot's Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER13

Letting Go of Attachment

In This Chapter

  • What it means to be attached to something
  • Problems with identifying things as you or yours
  • The relief and intimacy of non-attachment
  • How to let go of attachments of self
  • A few popular attachments

One way of applying Zen methods and teachings to your life is to examine and let go of your attachments, which results in a decrease in your self-centeredness. I’ve written quite a lot in this book so far about various aspects of self-centeredness and why it’s a problem.

In Chapter 6 I discussed how selfish behavior always results in some kind of negative effect, and how a moral code can help you avoid ...

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