Non-attachment, the basis of anger.

I don’t know if I’ve written this down before, but it’s taken from The Vimalakirti Sutra.

Manjusri asked Vimalakirti, “What is the source of our body?”
“Craving and desire,” answered Vimalakirti.
“What is the source of craving and desire?”
“Delusion and particularization.”
“What is the source of delusion and particularization?”
“Topsy-turvy views.”
“What is the source of topsy-turvy views?”
“What is the source of non-attachment?”
“Non-attachment has no source, Manjusri. With non-attachment as basis, all Dharmas are established.”

It reminds me that anger arises out of non-attachment. A very liberating insight indeed. And it does seem to act as a palleative while dealing with one’s own psychic contents. And today is just one of those days.


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2 Responses to “Non-attachment, the basis of anger.”

  1. Walther van Lierop says:

    What is the source of topsy-turvy views?”

    I think this is a fals interpretation, attachment is the source of topsy-turvy views

  2. mikael says:

    So, why does this occur in the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra?

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