aspiration versus attachment

aspiration versus attachment

Student: Can Rinpoche tell me what is the difference between a very strong aspiration and attachment. And how strong is not over strong.

Okay. For the beginners like us, very difficult to differentiate. But here, the practice of the bodhisattva, aspiration, it has to have an element of wishing for enlightenment. Then it eventually, it cannot be the ordinary attachment. Because ordinary attachment is something to do with making your life more comfortable. The enlightenment is different so it has to have that element.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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