Non-attachment, the letting go of our desires, is a central teaching of Buddhism. As long as we crave, we suffer. We need to learn to let go of our desires in order to eliminate the suffering that results from craving. This truth is simple to understand, but nowhere near easy to practice. As Venerable Master Hsing Yun points out in this book, it is not just attachment to things, but even to our own views that prevents us from making progress. 'Of all the sicknesses of the mind', he writes, 'none is worse than wrong views'.