Discarding is throwing away your attachments –
it is to be without self.
People’s attachments come from the pains they take in living a life of survival.
Attachments are one’s self inside his mind;
this self in his mind is his remembered thoughts;
remembered thoughts are the actions he took and they become his karma.
The way to shed your karma is to discard your memories.
Such is repentance;
such is penitence;
such is emptying the mind;
such is cleansing the mind;
such is spiritual death.