According to the Buddha, clinging is the problem.
A lot of people are not going to like this one because a lot of people think certain types of clinging are virtuous and beneficial.
Every year since 2002, in late August and early September, people start intoning piously about how “we will never forget” about the September 11 terrorist attacks.
That’s clinging. That’s the problem according to the Buddha.
At a more individual level, when people lose someone who was very close and important to them, they tend to hold tight to the memory of…