📰 Jargon and Attachment

Author: Benquo

Full Title: Jargon and Attachment

URL: http://benjaminrosshoffman.com/jargon-and-attachment/

Highlights from March 4th, 2021.

The preparatory work for Dzogchen - and the good parts of most mind-body meditative work - seems to be, basically, decolonizing one's soul from stereotyped patterns of tension and attachment.
I don't think it's a coincidence that the surviving nonmonastic (or at least noncelibate) culture cultivating mental aliveness was until recently centered in the Tibetan highlands, one of the last major cultures to be colonized.
It wouldn't make sense for evolution to install patterns that make us less sexy, less alive, and more predictable, but it would make a LOT of sense for civilizing priesthoods to install such patterns in captive grain-farmers.
Discourse about "attachment" that doesn't recognize its political nature can't find efficient solutions that reduce the rate at which it's recapitulated.