How to let go? There is a difference between “letting go” and “giving up.” Being pessimistic, cynical, prejudiced and life cant’ go on, so one was forced to temporarily give up. If one day the temptation appears, one will resume his character. In Buddhism, this is giving up, not letting go. For instance, if one day, I have a better watch, the greed for the old watch disappears. This is not letting go; it is just transferring the attachment to the new watch. Letting go in Buddhism means to have no greed for anything. It is impossible to give up all worldly things. Worldly people need to survive and feed families and they should not throw away jobs and families, or give up earning money once they start to study Buddhism.
~ Depicted from Luminous Wisdom Book Series 9