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    On Jun 12, 2012 rohan wrote:

     Holding on lightly is an expression of enlightenment, unattached but not uncaring. It expresses  emotional fortitude, strength and security, knowing nothing is permanent. Holding on tightly reflects ignorance of self, hence ignorance of what You are holding on to, an illusion of ownership that leads to insecurity, weakness and sorrows, all the play of the ego since in reality we own nothing, not even this body that we love so much. We are all just temporary keepers.     

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