9 GRASPING
Craving further intensifies into the obsession of Grasping.
Dependent Origination Grasping
THE LEVEL OF ORDINARY
Craving becomes the unstoppable force of Grasping. Once in the grip of Grasping, a person becomes a slave to passion. Grasping is tenacious and rejects reason and logic.
THE LEVEL OF DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
The Buddha says Grasping is fourfold: grasping at sensual pleasure, grasping at wrong views, grasping
to the obviously external and grasping at Self-existence and lasting soul-entity.
THE LEVEL OF ULTIMATE WISDOM
Grasping is the root of suffering and the world is a slave to it. The Self is an illusion, a mirage
and avariciously clinging to it will always lead to disappointment, sadness and suffering.