As verbs the difference between adhering and clinging
is that adhering
is while clinging
As a noun clinging is
the act of one who clings.
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.