Tanha – Craving
Ok whats Tanha ? According to the Buddhas teaching it means craving or our impulse of living. Tanha is the cause of our being born and dying again again (reincarnation). Its our survival nature, our passion for living. Its like our punk nature lol, our rebel spirit. A friend of mine once said “only dead fish go with flow” LOL. We always crave more and it doesn’t stop. Religions will teach its our soul but Buddha describes the mechanics of mind and spirit. Buddha throws back the soul theory with non atma (no individual soul). Buddhism was highly controversial deflecting back the religious concepts , instead Buddha broke things down to a mind with a continuos stream of thoughts. These thoughts made up a chain of concepts which held the person in delusion..
Ok here’s the truth, Tanha is not what you heard. No Tanha is like a little flame inside, not spiritual in anyway. Tanha doesn’t actually mean craving or desire. Rather its more a subtle binding flame. Its even before our attachment to our body. This is why i say its more subtle than desire. Its a little tie that holds us to the lower senses. Its difficult to recognise until it goes out. Yes its does go out and no you don’t die. Its just a slight change in your mind , not intellectual. Yeah when you leave here, you are not coming back because the fire has gone out. Tanha stops when we enter the fourth dimensional yogic state, spiritual ascension, crown chakra activation. I talk about this alot in my posts. When tanha stops its like the button has been pressed or lever lifted which allows a mad increase of kundalini power, it gets difficult to sleep at night. From here you are a few steps away from Nirvana. The journey doesn’t stop there , no there’s more. From a yogic point of view the aim is freedom and that’s enough. Except there’s more 🙂