Attachment Quotes

All duality is a mind creation, all duality is created by the clinging and attached mind. When there is no attachment there is no duality. - Osho

Free yourself from attachment. - Buddha

Misery is nothing but the shadow of attachment. And hence all stagnancy. The attached person becomes a stagnant pool -- sooner or later he will stink. He flows no more. - Osho

Non-attachment is like a fire that can burn the binding power of past samskaras. Non-attachment does not mean indifference or non-loving. Non-attachment and love are one and the same. Non-attachment gives freedom, but attachment brings bondage. - Swami Rama

You will feel restless for God when your heart becomes pure and your mind free from attachment to the things of the world. Then alone will your prayer reach God. A telegraph wire cannot carry messages if it has a break or some other defect. - Ramakrishna

Don't be attached to the things of the world, and don't be attached to the things of the other world, because things are things. It makes no difference whether they are of this world or the other world -- attachment is the problem. - Osho

Work performed with attachment is a shackle, whereas work performed with detachment does not affect the doer. One who works like this is, even while working, in solitude. - Ramana Maharshi

Remember remain alert that you don t get too much attached to the accidental -- and all is accidental except your consciousness. Except your awareness, all is accidental. Pain and pleasure, success and failure, fame and defamation -- all is accidental. Only your witnessing consciousness is essential. Stick to it! Get more and more rooted in it. And don't spread your attachment to worldly things. - Osho

As your attachment to the world diminishes, your spiritual knowledge will increase. Attachment to the world means attachment to 'woman and gold'. - Ramakrishna

Being free from all distractions, he can undertake his practice wholeheartedly. Non-attachment enriches the nature of his practice. Practice combined with non-attachment helps him to continue his search until he reaches the goal. - Swami Rama

Attachment is the food for the mind to continue. Non-attached witnessing is the way to stop it without any effort to stop it. And when you start enjoying those blissful moments, your capacity to retain them for longer periods arises. - Osho

A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction.
Christopher Lasch

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.-George Washington

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

Attachment to spiritual things is... just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.-Beverly Sills

Convinced that the attachment of colonies to the metropolis, depends infinitely more upon moral and religious feeling, than political arrangement, or even commercial advantage, I cannot but lament that more is not done to instill it into the minds of the people.-John Strachan

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.-Virginia Woolf

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.-Chanakya

I didn't spend a whole lot of time here, but I had the seven best years of my career in this city and having an attachment here 20-some odd years later is pretty special to me.-Paul Coffey

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.-Erich Fromm

If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.-Germaine Greer

If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.-Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love.-Alphonsus Liguori

In many ways, my attachment to human freedom was completely compatible with my right to live freely as a homosexual.-Andrew Sullivan

It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.-Flannery O'Connor

Love without attachment is light.-Norman O. Brown

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.-Thomas Jefferson

Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.-Ramakrishna

Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access to guns or violence on TV. It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life.-Rob Reiner

The excitement that you were feeling about a special, unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of your identification with and attachment to being female. And that's ultimately all ego.-Andrew Cohen

The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent, their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful, as those observed to be in human nature.-William Bartram

There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made, between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life, and nationalism, which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.-Todd Gitlin

There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment.-- Ann Jacobs

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.-Ramakrishna

We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.-Theodore Bikel

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.-George Eliot

We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.-George Ripley