clinging

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Verb[edit]

clinging

  1. Present participle of cling.

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Noun[edit]

clinging (plural clingings)

  1. The act of one who clings.
    • 2013, Lawrence C. Becker, ‎Charlotte B. Becker, Encyclopedia of Ethics (page 217)
      The mind [] ascribes characters to things. It can become attached in the process, the attachment taking such forms as erroneous thoughts and clingings, and the Buddha-nature thereby becomes defiled in the way that the sun may be obscured by clouds or a mirror by dust.