Quotes on Attachment

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Liberation is freedom from the need to do those things motivated by attachment, and the fruit of embracing universal love.  Asha

The sage is unattached to things because s/he is One with everything. Because s/he is One with everything s/he is neither attached nor detached. Lao Tzu

If you realise that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.   Lao Tzu

If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will discover complete peace.   Achaan Chah

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.   Alan Watts

We are not attached to things, we are attached by our thoughts about them: change the thoughts, change the attachment.  Asha

My Glass was half empty.  Then it dropped  and broke into pieces…  And I learnt that when you have nothing left to lose, you have everything to gain.  Asha

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.  William Temple

In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what you want, the other is getting it. Oscar Wilde

They must change often who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius

The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into ones self.   Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi

Man is the product of his thoughts; what he thinks he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi

The important thing is this: to be able to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Hope and fear cannot alter the season. Chogyam Trungpa

No one who encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger. Heraclitus

The way up and the way down are one and the same. Heraclitus

If you do not expect the unexected you will not find it, for it is not reached by search or trail. Heraclitus

Change alone is unchanging. Heraclitus

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and it is not the same man. Heraclitus

Life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Khalil Gibran

Out of suffering emerge the strongest souls; the most impressive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Khalil Gibran

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. Epictetus (55 AD – 135 AD)

Life without the courage for death is slavery. Seneca (5 BC – 65 AD)

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. Seneca (5 BC – 65 AD)

Rest satisfied with doing your best, and leave others to speak of you as they please. Pythagoras (582 BC – 507 BC)

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. Epictetus (55 AD – 135 AD)

To judge is to suffer. Asha

 

 

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