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    drift from......, toss me away

    I am reading a book and do not quite understand some words of the following sentences:

    She gives writing workshops around the country. When she finished her book in Santa Fe, she felt the need to visit her great Buddhist teacher Roshi with whom she had studied for six years. She showed him the book and said, "Roshi, I need a teacher again. The people in Santa Fe are crazzy. They drift from one to another."
    "Don't be so greedy," he replied, shaking his head. "Writing is taking you very deep. Continue to write."
    "But Roshi, it is so lonely.".......

    "Are you lonely?" she asked him.
    "Of course," he answered. "But I do not let it toss me away. It is just loneliness."

    I want to know the real meaning of drift from one to another
    and let it toss me away.

    Thank you so much for your kind help and time.

    Yu Heci
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    Re: drift from......, toss me away

    "They drift from [one obsession] to another [obsession]".

    From the context, "let it toss me away" seems to mean get me down, exhaust me.

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    Re: drift from......, toss me away

    Could you please also teach me what is the meaning of Drift here. Thank you again.


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    Re: drift from......, toss me away

    In this context: to move slowly from one thing to another, often apparently without intention.

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