In an answer to Non-attachment as object of meditation, there was an interesting idea that the essence of many advanced practices is
to be at peace with whatever happens in your phenomenal field - without either suppressing it or getting carried away by it.
... You don't get attached to either the thoughtless state, or to any individual thought (or emotion)
If so, then what should you do when a delusion, e.g. an attachment, comes to your phenomenal field and starts to develop?
Should you be at peace with it and let the attachment develop?
It seems to be a question worth some exploration, because we could use various approaches, each might have some merit:
- Just watch, in a non-attached way, how the delusion develops. Eventually it could help to realize, through direct experience, how the mental processes work. Perhaps that realization could lead to liberation from such delusions.
- Or we might wish to dissolve somehow that development of the delusion which came to our phenomenal field. Perhaps that might help to reform our mental habits directly.
- Maybe it could be reasonable to combine those two methods, in accordance with particular circumstances? Then when should we use this or that approach?