Most popular detachment quotes
We are tomorrow's past.
If you have no feelings about worldly things, they are all Buddhism; if you have feelings about Buddhism, it is a worldly thing.
Do not cling to anything, to any idea; because clinging is the bondage, even to the idea of enlightenment.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
All of our miseries are nothing but attachment.
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
What is the appropriate behaviour for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
As wanderers, we monks and nuns are free of shadows from the past. This wandering life, with no material possessions, unlocks our souls. There is a wonderful sense of lightness, living each day as it comes, with no sense of ownership, no weight, no burden. Journey and destination became one, thought and action became one, until it is as if we are moving like a river into complete detachment.
We believe that all attachments bring suffering. This is why we are supposed to give them up. It is one of the main principles of Jainism—we call it aparigraha. This was why I left my family, and why I gave away my wealth.