Meditation – Let Go Clinging is required to attain Peace of Mind. As all the mental phenomena is ever changing, we shall not have craving for the things which we like and aversion for the things which we dislike.
The sole responsibility of every human is to focus on his mind with wisdom and bring it to peace. He shall try to let go the other things such as sound, forms, odors, tastes, mental feelings and perceptions etc., realizing that these conditions have the nature of impermanence. He must not be get disturbed by whatever feelings arises in his mind, whether it is fear of loss, defamation, death or any kind of anxiety and worry or pleasure of any gain, praise, achievement etc.
MEDITATION – LET GO CLINGING
All the worldly objects push the mental state towards agitation. All of them have the nature of ‘as the way they are’. None would be able to change their nature of impermanence. So it is fruitful to accept all the conditions ‘as the way they are’, without any clinging. As all of them are impermanent, unsatisfactory, and not-self.
All the conditions follow their own law of nature and are beyond our control. The clinging to the mental feelings, arising out of a contact to any object, is not a natural state of human mind, it’s natural state is peace.
We may have any physical material such as property, valuables, other equipment and devices for our use while accomplishing our daily tasks. Possession of things will not pose any problem. As soon as we start clinging to them as my or mine and get disturbed on any kind of change in their condition, suffering raises it’s head in our mind.
All the worldly objects, including our body, belong to world(nature).
Our body follow it’s natural course of birth, sickness, old age and death and any kind of direction of change in this process is beyond our control.
Both the mind and body have the nature of come into being and disappear. Wishing to them to be permanent and under our possession is sheer foolishness. For example the natural state of our respiratory system is inhalation and exhalation of breath through nostrils. Inhalation precedes exhalation. Exhalation without inhalation is quite impossible. Likewise whatever arises or born will certainly pass away or expire. The assumption of death without birth or cessation without arising is ignorance. We must accept both the conditions of pleasure and suffering or favorable and unfavorable with equanimity. Possession or use of any object is the part and parcel of our daily life, clinging to the desire of keeping them forever causes the suffering.
Specifically, to avoid this phenomena the practice of let go would be very useful for the attainment of much needed peace of mind.