AVERSION AND ATTACHMENT
The Snow Provides an Opportunity to Explore the Kleshas, the Koshas and the Yamas
The car is so nicely shoveled out, yet I haven't been able to bring myself to move it.
A grand war is going on, and there's no telling who will win.
The lower mind (Manamaya Kosha) wants to hold on to the hard-won parking space, due to attachment - the third Klesha.
The body (Amnamaya Kosha) does not want to go through the back-breaking shoveling ordeal again, due to aversion - the fourth Klesha.
The lower mind wants to employ Chciago's famous "dibs" system, and mark "its" spot with a chair or crate and go back to driving.
But the higher mind (Vijnanamaya Kosha) has deep reservations about "dibs," and believes that putting a chair in the spot would be a form of asteya (stealing) or aparigraha (greed). After all, the streets belong to everyone (the ones that weren't leased to LAZ Parking, that is).
But it sure is tempting....