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Zitate zum Thema Anhaftung / Attachment
Zitate von D. Hawkins
- Frage: Was macht Denken so hartnäckig?
Antwort: Der gesamte mentale Inhalt stellt Anhaftungen dar und darunter liegt die Anhaftung an das Selbst und das Klammern an das, was man für die Quelle des Überlebens und des Glücks hält. Es ist auch die Identifikation. In Wirklichkeit ist die Quelle des Glücks das SELBST und nicht das Selbst. OU Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 90, 2006
- Frage: Wie kann man nun wirklich den Inhalt des Denkens bearbeiten?
- Zuerst muss man durch Erfahrung feststellen, dass man in das eigene Denken und Selbst verliebt ist, und dass die spirituelle Arbeit im Wesentlichen darin besteht, die Anhaftung an Gedanken und liebgewordene Meinungen, Standpunkte und Erinnerungen loszulassen, deren Wert durch narzisstische Identifikation aufgeblasen und überbewertet wird. Das innerste Wesen des Egos ist Narzissmus.
- Erkenne die Quelle der Liebe für das SELBST.
- Sei bereit, die Objekte der Liebe zu Gedanken zu übergeben und GOTT anstelle deines Selbstes zu verehren.
- Werde bereit, alle Anhaftungen an den Inhalt des Geistes/Gemütes aufzugeben. OU Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 90, 2006
- Es ist wichtig, zwischen Nicht-Anhaftung und Loslösung zu unterscheiden.
- Loslösung bezeichnet Rückzug und auch Verneinung, was zu Indifferenz führt, die ihrerseits eine Verteidigungshaltung gegen Angst vor Anhaftung bildet. Fortschreitende Loslösung führt zu Langeweile, Flachheit und schwindender Lebendigkeit und Daseinsfreude. Wenn man diesem Weg unentwegt folgt, endet Loslösung als Pfad der Verneinung schließlich in der Leerheit, die oft irrtümlicherweise als Erleuchtung oder als der von Buddha beschriebene Zustand das "Anatta" [Nicht-Selbst] angesehen wurde. Obwohl die Leerheit eine sehr beeindruckende Bewusstseinsstufe ist, bildet doch All-Sein den ultimativen Zustand. Leerheit ist nichtlinear, was beeindruckt, sie ist allerdings auch von göttlicher Liebe entleert, die ebenfalls nichtlinear ist. Die wahre Seinsweise von All-Sein [allness] im Gegensatz zu Nichtsein [nothingness] ist in der Erfahrung sehr, sehr verschieden.
- Der Pfad zur Erleuchtung verläuft über Nicht-Anhaftung, statt über Verneinung. Um dies zu verstehen, ist die Erkenntnis wichtig, dass nichtlineare Energie des Bewusstseins selbst dem Linearen wesensmäßig innewohnt und dass Nicht-Anhaftung bedeutet: Nicht abhängig sein von Form. Nicht-Anhaftung ist weder Anziehung noch Abneigung.
- Im Gegensatz dazu führt Loslösung oft zu Abneigung und Vermeidung und ebenfalls zu Abwertung.
- Nicht-Anhaftung erlaubt Freiheit von der Anziehung projizierter Werte und Erwartungen wie beispielsweise Gewinn. Ohne Furcht vor Anziehung und Abneigung lässt Neutralität die Möglichkeit zur Teilnahme und Freude am Leben offen, weil das Leben in der Erfahrung eher einem Spiel als einem "goldenen Gefängnis" gleicht. Das stimmt mit der Lehre des Tao überein, denen zufolge man den Fluss des Lebens weder sucht noch sich ihm entgegenstellt. Auf diese Weise verläuft das Leben mühelos und das Dasein an sich erfreulich, ohne Bedingungen und unbekümmert wie ein Korken im Wasser. Das bedeutet, "die Welt wie ein loses Gewand zu tragen", was der Heilige Franz von Assisi empfahl. OU Erleuchtung ist möglich. Wie man die Ebenen des Bewusstseins durchschreitet, S. 216, 2007
Quotes by D. Hawkins
- Detachment is an ongoing process that, unfortunately, can lead to apathy and emotional flatness, non-involvement, and indifference. It can also result in passivity and loss of interest in life. There are misunderstandings of spirituality that teach that even love is an attachment, which is a misconception, for love is an aspect of God; possessiveness is an aspect of ego. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness, S. 99, 2006
- It is important to differentiate nonattachment from detachment.
- Detachment indicates withdrawal as well as negation, leading to indifference, which in itself is a defense against the fear of attachment. Progressive detachment leads to ennui, flatness, and a decrease in aliveness and the joy of existence. If followed consistently, detachment as the pathway of negation leads eventually to the Void, which is often misunderstood to represent Enlightenment or the described Buddha state of anatta, from the Sanscrit. […] Transcending Levels of Consciousness, S. 198, 2006
- The pathway to the state of Enlightenment is via nonattachment rather than negation. In understanding this, it is important to realize that the nonlinear energy of consciousness itself is intrinsic within the linear, and that nonattachment means nondependence on form. Nonattachment means neither attraction nor aversion.
- In contrast, detachment often leads to aversion and avoidance, as well as devaluation.
- Nonattachment allows for the freedom from the attraction of projected values and anticipations such as gain. Without fear of either attraction or aversion. Neutrality allows for participation and the enjoyment of life because, experientially, life becomes more like play than a high-stakes involvement. This is consistent with teachings of the Tao, in that the flow of life is neither sought nor resisted. Thus, life becomes effortless and existence itself is pleasurable, without conditions, and easygoing like a cork in the sea. It is 'wearing the world like a loose garment', as Saint Francis of Assisi recommended.
- Neutrality allows for participation and the enjoyment of life because, experientially, life becomes more like play than a high-stakes involvement. Transcending Levels of Consciousness, S. 199, 2006
- Question: How can one simultaneously participate and yet not get attached or involved? Does that not lead to avoidance?
Answer: It is the motive that determines the effects of participation. Activities are merely what one 'does', but not what one 'is'. All seeming events present learning opportunities. One can participate and at the same time experience phenomena from the level of the witness/observer and watch what arises from the psyche. It is important to differentiate detachment from nonattachment. Detachment can result in avoidance or withdrawal, whereas nonattachment allows for participation without taking a stake in the outcome. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, chapter 5 Clarifications, S. 102-103, 2007
- Question: It seems as though the ego's attachments are multitudinous and almost overwhelming.
Answer: Complexity is a perception of the ego/mind. One sharp knife can cut through hundreds of different objects; there is only the necessity of one simple action. Analogously, there is only one simple key concept necessary to disengage from all the ego's encumbrances. It has only one addiction, which is to subjective pleasure/gain. That is the secret payoff of all desires, projected values and attractions. This is exaggerated by projected value, worth, glamour, or specialness. There is only one gain, and this same gain is merely superimposed on everything that is desired and therefore attracts attachment. The pleasure is associated with derived happiness. Thus, the ego has only one goal. That discernment enables escape from all attractions. This solitary motive is merely projected onto multiple diverse objects, persons, or qualities.
The clever ego can extract the juice/payoff of secret gratification and pleasure from anything it arbitrarily selects. Actually, it is always just the same goal over and over again. The 'what' that is desired is actually irrelevant. The locus is imagined to be 'out there' but is actually 'in here', for the pleasure gain is subjective and internal. The relinquishment of this single, solitary goal unveils the Reality of the Self, which is the innate prime source of all happiness, and it's Realization terminates all wants and desires. The locus of happiness is always solely from within. Pleasure is transitory; joy and happiness are from within. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, chapter 5 Clarifications, S. 119-120, 2007
- Attachment is the process whereby the suffering of loss occurs, irrespective of what the attachments is to or about: whether internal or external; whether object, relationship, social quality, or aspects of physical life. The ego perpetuates itself through its elaborate network of values, belief systems, and programs. Needs thus arise that gain more energy as they become embellished and elaborated, sometimes to the point of fixation.
The source of pain is not the belief system itself but one's attachment to it and the inflation of its imaginary value. The inner processing of attachments is dependent on the exercise of the will, which alone has the power to undo the mechanism of attachment by the process of surrender. This may be subjectively experienced or contextualized as sacrifice, although it is actually a liberation. The emotional pain of loss arises from the attachment itself and not from the "what" that has been lost. Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. ?, Reflection of September 27th, January 2011
- Attachment is a very peculiar quality of the ego. It can be totally undone in all its pervasive and multitudinous forms of clinging by simply letting go of one's faith in it; or belief in its value as a reality. The attachment to "self" or "me" or "I" is a basic trap. One can seek out its fantasy value – the self gets attached to what it values. Note that attachment requires and is sustained by an energy and an intention. The mind is attached to the very process of attachment itself as a survival tool. Letting go of the ego is based on the willingness to surrender attachment to it as a substitute for God. Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. 26, Reflection of February 15th, January 2011
- Spiritual work involves
- withdrawing attachment to, or
- identification with content – and then
- progressively realizing that one's reality is context.
The briefest explanation is that the self is content and the Self is context.
- The intent of meditation is detachment, especially detachment from the notion that thoughts are "mine" or represent "me." In Reality, they are merely "its," as is the mind itself. The idea of ownership arises from the personalization of these thoughts due to familiarity because the mind (like a camera) was present to record these past thoughts, events, and memories. However, it recorded them only because they were imbued with importance. Note that little roadside detail is recalled from a boring cross-country drive. The mind’s inner camera records what is valued. What was considered unimportant was not recorded. Recall and rerun are also the consequence of imagined, projected value. Basically, with examination, it will turn out that the only real value is that something is "mine." Thus, just an ordinary shoe is not really noticed, but "my shoe" is now imbued with value and is therefore remembered. Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., edited by Scott Jeffrey, chapter ?, S. 100-101, Hay House, August 2011
- It isn't the ego that is holding you back, it's your identification with the ego. So you don't have to undo or destroy the ego, you just have to stop identifying with it as who you are. Sedona Seminar Positionality and Duality: Transcending the Opposites, DVD 3 of 3, very last quote, April 2002
- There is within us already pre-existent, an energy of such enormous power that one summons up that power to relinquish any and every attachment that stands in the way. You won’t find the willingness to do that within the ego structure. The ego will instantly give you an argument why it should not persist in the direction that it is positioned. So, one has to reach deeper within oneself. At the very innate core of one’s being is a spiritual power of enormous strength, which alone can accomplish the impossible. Sedona Seminar Integration of Spirituality and Personal Life, DVD 2 of 3, minute 00:33:15, Poco Diablo Resort, February 2003
- Attachment to the linear doesn't mean you can't go to heaven. It's contextualized within a decision about certain values. Sedona Seminar God vs. Science. Limits of the Mind, 3 DVD set, 17. February 2007
- Question: What is holding back one's level of consciousness?
Answer: Attachments! One is the secret pleasure we get out of emotions and all experiencing. Everyone here is addicted to experiencing. You are hooked on experiencing experience. We will have a 12-Step Group for experience addicts! You are not at the effect of anything out there. You are doing a solo dance within yourself for what you can juice out of it. If you do nothing but lay back, then the grace of God reveals all to you effortlessly. There is nothing to seek, to gain, to get, to experience. Sedona Seminar God vs. Science. Limits of the Mind, 3 DVD set, 17. February 2007
- It's only your addiction to the linear that brings you back to the physical in the first place. Attachment to the linear doesn’t mean you can’t go to heaven. It's contextualized within a decision about certain values. Sedona Seminar God vs. Science. Limits of the Mind, 3 DVD set, 17. February 2007
Zitate von anderen Quellen
- Nichts zu tun.
Nichts zu erzwingen.
Nichts zu wollen.
Und alles ereignet von selbst.
Gendün Rinpoche (1918-1997) Meditationsmeister (Lama) der Kagyü Tradition des tibetischen Buddhismus
Quotes by various other sources
- I'd much rather hear you say, "I've come awake," than hear you say, "I'm sorry."
I'd much rather hear you say to me, "I've come awake since we last met; what I did to you won't happen again," than to hear you say, "I'm so sorry for what I did to you." Anthony de Mello SJ (1931-1987) Indian Catholic Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, spiritual leader, source unknown
- That's an important point for many people to reach. That sense of deep crisis — when the world as they have known it, and the sense of self that they have known that is identified with the world, become meaningless. That happened to me. I was just that close to suicide and then something else happened — a death of the sense of self that lived through identifications, identifications with my story, things around me, the world. Interview with Eckhart Tolle (*1948) German-born Canadian teacher on spirituality, bestselling author, Ripples on the Surface of Being, presented by the dissolved US American magazine What is Enlightenment?, ⚡ Andrew Cohen (*1955) resigned US American enlightenment guru (1986-2013), musician, founder of magazine What is Enlightenment? / EnlightenNext, author, issue 34, 2006
- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. John Muir (1838-1914) Scottish-born US American naturalist, early advocate of the preservation of American wilderness, author, source unknown
- If, as in a dream, you see a light brighter than the sun, your remaining attachments will suddenly come to an end and the nature of reality will be revealed. Such an occurrence serves as the basis for enlightenment. But this is something only you know. You can't explain it to others. Bodhidharma [Daruma] [LoC 795] (440-528) Indian Buddhist Shaolin monk, first patriarch and transmitter of the Zen Chán tradition to China
- Buddha said: "The world is full of sorrow. The origin of sorrow is desire. The uprooting of sorrow is desirelessness." […] The world is full of sorrow. The root of sorrow is craving / attachment. The uprooting of sorrow is cravinglessness / dropping of attachments. I desire all kinds of things, but I don't desperately need anything. Video lecture by Anthony de Mello SJ (1931-1987) Indian Catholic Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, spiritual leader, presented by Center for Spiritual Exchange and Tabor Publishing, 1986, Wake Up to Life! – How to Love?, YouTube film, 31:20 minutes duration, posted 1. April 2012
2nd source: Rediscovering Life, part 2 of 6, YouTube film, minute 2:09 out of 10:03 minutes duration, posted 15. November 2008
- Nothing to do.
Nothing to force.
Nothing to want.
And everything happens by itself.
- Rien à faire.
Rien à forcer.
Rien à vouloir.
Et tout se fait tout seul.
Guendune Rinpoché (1918-1997) Maître tibétain de l'école Kagyupa du bouddhisme tibétain Vajrayana
- [V]irtually every child is attached to some caregiver. [...] When a person is securely attached, she has a more accurate, objective, and positive view of her parents/caregivers but does not cling to them, even when they are not physically available. [...] "non-attachment," the absence of craving, is a desirable state. [...] non-craving promotes neither forceful detachment from someone/something nor a state of separation. [...] Craving brings pain while relationships and love can bring our greatest joys. [...] secure attachment and non-craving through mindfulness share certain brain functions. Nobo Komagata, |Attachment and Non-Attachment: Attachment Theory and Buddhism, essay, first written 4. September 2009, last revised 29. October 2010
Englische Texte – English section on Attachment
Nine remedies for attachments / Neun Abhilfen bei Anhaftungen (engl.)
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|One man can conquer a thousand times thousand men in battle, |
but one who conquers himself is the greatest of conquerors.
Dhammapada [LoC 840] anthology of Buddha's teachings
- Observe Yourself: Do I exaggerate positive qualities of things I am attached to, are they really worth all my troubles? Is it really worth to work hard for days, weeks or months to have an hour of fun?
- Use Your Inner Wisdom: Discover how exaggerated attachment is and how desire works against oneself. Try to be wiser than the monkey and let go of the candy to be free.
- Reflect on the Unsatisfactory Nature of Existence. This is also called the First Noble Truth. How much fun is fun really, and how much is it forgetting the pain? Do desires ever stop or is it an endless job to fulfil them?
- Reflect on Impermanence. How important is the person or object: everything will end someday, people die, things break.
- Reflect on the Problems of Attachment. Lying in the sun is great, but it quickly leads to sunburn. Eating nice food is great, but it leads to indigestion and obesity.
- Reflect on bodily attraction (lust for sex). Loving someone is great. And what happens when the "honeymoon-days" are over? What is the body really? A skin bag filled with bones, flesh, disgusting organs and fluids.
- Reflect on the Results of Attachment. Greed and craving lead to stealing and all kinds of crime, including war. Addiction to alcohol and drugs are simply forms of strong craving; they destroy the addict and the surroundings. Uncontrolled lust leads to sexual abuse. The feeling of greed, craving and lust in themselves can be easily seen as forms of suffering.
- Reflect on Death. What are all objects of attachment worth at "the moment of truth" or death?
- Emptiness. The ultimate antidote to attachment and all other negative emotions is the realisation of emptiness.
| Source: ► A view on Buddhism, On Attachment, Buddhism.Kalachakranet.org|
Index: Anhaftung, Verhaftetsein, Losgelöstheit / Attachment – Bücher von D. Hawkins
- Buch2E Nonattachment, S. 145
- Buch5E Detachment / Nonattachment, S. 99, 198-200 Nonattachment leads to enlightenment. Detachment leads to the void, anatta., S. 339
- Buch6E Detachment S. 78, 102, 156, 165-167, 180, 252, 253;
Nonattachment S. 67, 89, 102, 103, 162
Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins
- Video interview dialogue with Korean nun Yun Kyung Huh, Advanced States of Consciousness. The Realization of the Presence of God, referring to the chapter "About the author" in Power vs. Force, Volume series III, 2 DVD set, Institute for Advanced Spiritual Research, recorded ~1996, published 2002 – Videoausschnitt, Non-Attachment Versus Detachment, YouTube film, 1:13 minutes duration, posted 30. July 2009
- Sedona Seminar Advaita. The Way to God through Mind, 3 DVD set, August 2002 – On The Difference Between Detachment and Non Attachment, YouTube film, 9:20 minutes duration, posted by StudyYourself 11. April 2012
Links zum Thema Anhaftung / Attachment
External web links (engl.)
Audio- und Videolinks
Audio and video links (engl.) – Gabor Maté
- Video presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, sponsored by The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, YouTube film, recorded 12. April 2012
- Video presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Attachment and Brain Development, sponsored by KMT Child Development and Community Conference, Toronto, Canada, YouTube film, 46:20 minutes duration, posted 29. May 2012
ADD i.e. absent-mindedness as a coping mechanism, recall and implicit memory, counter-will