Ajjhosāna

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ajjhosāna: cleaving

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Illustration: ajjhosānaṃ, cleaving

Because of fondness and attachment, cleaving.☸ chandarāgaṃ paṭicca ajjhosānaṃ

Because of cleaving, possessiveness.
☸ ajjhosānaṃ paṭicca pariggaho (A.4.401).

Illustration: ajjhosānaṃ, cleaving

The fondness, clinging, attraction, and cleavingwithin these five grasped aggregates is the origin of suffering.
☸ yo imesu pañcasupādānakkhandhesu chando ālayo anunayo ajjhosānaṃ so dukkhasamudayo
(M.1.191).

Illustration: ajjhosāya tiṭṭhato, cleaving to

In seeing a visible object with mindfulness muddled, focusing on the agreeable aspect, one experiences it with a mind of attachment and persists in cleaving to it.
Rūpaṃ disvā sati muṭṭhā piyaṃ nimittaṃ manasikaroto
Sārattacitto vedeti tañca ajjhosa tiṭṭhati
(S.4.76).

Illustration: ajjhosāya, cleaving to

Whether enjoying a sweet delicious tasteable object, or sometimes tasting what is unpalatable, eat the sweet tasteable object without cleaving, and do not show dislike for the unpalatable.
Rasañca bhotvā sāditañca sāduṃ athopi bhotvāna asādumekadā
Sāduṃ rasaṃ nājjhosāya bhuñje virodhamāsādusu nopadaṃsaye
(S.4.71).

Illustration: ajjhosāya, cleaving to

Whatever sense impression he experiences, pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, he takes delight in that sense impression, he welcomes it, and persists in cleaving to it. In so doing, spiritually fettering delight arises.
yaṃ kiñci vedanaṃ vedeti sukhaṃ vā dukkhaṃ vā adukkhamasukhaṃ vā so taṃ vedanaṃ abhinandati abhivadati ajjhosāya tiṭṭhati tassa taṃ vedanaṃ abhinandato abhivadato ajjhosāya tiṭṭhato uppajjati nandī (M.1.266)