Excerpt From: Catherine, Shaila. “Focused and Fearless.”

  
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The characteristic stability of ekaggata transforms the hindrance of desire.
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Desirous energy tends to want more: it lurches to reach for the next good thing or clutch at present experience hoping it will last longer.
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Based in craving, desire is never satisfied, and the mind affected by desire cannot rest.
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No matter how much a person possesses, as long as greed arises the mind is discontent.
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The Buddha remarked that even if the Himalayas were turned into gold, it would not satisfy one man’s greed.
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After one pleasure is attained, the next is sought, perpetuating the fantasy of future fulfillment.
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In contrast, the focused intensity of one-pointedness needs nothing more.
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With ekaggata there is no sense of deficiency, nothing lacking.
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The mind is completely unified and “one with the experience.”
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