Attachment to Desire as the Cause of Suffering...
A state of “desirelessness”, or non-attatchment to passing desires, as Freedom/Liberation/”moksha” (Sanskrit: मोक्ष mokṣa), also called vimoksha, vimukti and mukti, means emancipation, liberation or release. It connotes freedom from saṃsāra, the cycle of death and rebirth.
This means giving up attachments to what feels “good”/pleasurable, and what feels “bad”/disagreeable. But, this giving up doesn’t entail not doing anything at all, or rejecting all experiences, but just the attachment to them. It’s a matter of dis-identifiying with the phenomena of the mind (thoughts, sensations, etc) in order to be at peace with all experiences.
In this state pain and pleasure are the same. Joy and sorrow, love and hate, life and death- all the same. The Buddhists call this “Equanimity”. Western thinkers have called this “The Witness”, and I like to use the phrase “Spiritual Non-Attatchment.
This state of being is a gradual process cultivated through meditation practice and mindfulness throughout all the experiences in life, sleep, dreaming, and so forth. Slowly the mind loosens its grip on reality. The frequency of constant ticking of the mind diminishes, a spaciousness is obtained and full presence of any experience is realized.
Through practicing meditation and integrating into daily life you can see that we are pure awareness, a separate entity from our body, sensations, emotions and thoughts. This means we have the power to transcend the body/mind and reside in this state of pure consciousness.
From this higher perspective the world is recognized to be transient, and only a partial of a greater force/reality (Ultimate, Absolute, God). This transcendental wisdom, when fully integrated becomes fully present in every breath, every action. This is Moksha, this is freedom, this is eternal bliss, absolute knowledge, ultimate consciousness.