Attachment & Addiction

Ram Dass on Attachment and Addiction

Ram Dass answers questions about attachment, addiction and relationships. The root of suffering is the clinging of the mind to the things which separate one from all of it. When that separation happens, there is incredible pain and in some profound way all of our actions henceforth are an attempt to return back into the One…

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  1. excellent audio..
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  2. It is impossible to separate from infinity unless you are overpowered by something twice your size (your parents)! Its our parental rejection that pushes us down the path of unhappiness! The wrongs of our father hurt because we are affected by him more than any other individual until we grow strong enough to separate ourselves from the suffering he caused us! Then we realize that we cannot separate ourselves from reality! The truth is true! We are suffering! And the cause of our suffering is parental rejection! Parental rejection truly occurred and it will always be true! But seeing the reason our parents rejected us, knowing their suffering and its causes gives us a view of the bigger picture, gives us control and definition of reality! Knowledge resolves the anxiety and satisfies the hunger!

  3. I would love to hear the finish of the piece he was answering about what to do with the energy we all hold in our need to merge, in our sexual desires, when we are not with a beloved. So where do we find the end of this talk?

    • Yes, I was fascinated by that question because as he said the asker is not alone, many of us can relate. It would be very helpful to learn what to do with the energy. Please direct us to where we can listen to the full answer.

    • It gets answered in earlier sections of the talk when he says have your desires and yearnings and know what the yearning is for (source) not the method to reach it.

  4. If we are recovering from an addictive relationship then, the best thing to do is to wish that person well or to pray for ourselves? knowing that what we were trying to do was get back to oneness thinking that came from the person instead of connection. Though we thought that person was God which is why we craved oneness (we thought it made us whole) that is about our own failure to connect or not understanding where the oneness came from. Does this make sense? We must pray for ourselves? and forgive ourselves? understanding that we were just confused.

  5. I was looking forward to hearing the end of the answer for the lady with the “fire.” I am in the same boat. I came here because it was a topic that I am dealing with, but really just wanted to say to the lady who was having her question answered “Your not alone.”

  6. It gets answered in earlier sections of the talk when he says have your desires and yearnings and know what the yearning is for (source) not the method to reach it.


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