Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 25 Jan 2023


  • Clinging to something, someone, or a situation.
  • Clinging to what is known.
  • Fear of losing something, someone, or a situation.
  • Fear of losing what is known.
  • Attachment is motivated by fear.
  • Attachment in a spiritual context is a hindrance.
  • The phrase “conscious clear connection” describes what in other contexts might be called healthy attachment.
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