Detachment Quotes

Most popular detachment quotes

We are tomorrow's past.

change time

All of our miseries are nothing but attachment.

suffering

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.

wealth possessions

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.

reality

Do not cling to anything, to any idea; because clinging is the bondage, even to the idea of enlightenment.

beliefs

If you have no feelings about worldly things, they are all Buddhism; if you have feelings about Buddhism, it is a worldly thing.

buddhist Zen sayings proverbs

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?
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.

spiritual

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.

spiritual materialism clergy