Quotation Explorer - 'Attachment'

We often confuse determination with its evil twin: fixation. While determination is our ability to stand our ground while pursuing our goals. Fixation, on the other hand, is an unhealthy attachment to an ideal. - Venugopal Gupta
We as human beings lower our vibration everytime we react with the emotional attachment of what is only suppose to be a lesson through life. - Nikki Rowe
Equanimity means that one does not do abhorrence at the time of abhorrence (generating incidents) and one does not do attachment at the time of attachment (generating incidents). - Dada Bhagwan
Play the game of life as if you have nothing to lose, no attachment. - Jay Woodman
It is the nature of the circumstances to disperse. If there is attachment with the circumstance, there will be abhorrence when they get dispersed. - Dada Bhagwan
Many people ask how to heal an aching heart. I ask in return how does one release the attachment to the aching? - Monika Zands
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached. - Simone Weil
Cut the cords of attachment. Expand the circle of love. - Radhe Maa
Love is an attachment which develops through human interaction. - Auliq Ice
Self Mastery is the ability to maneuver through life without the mind or emotional attachment. It is being a mindfully present observer instead of the mind identified perceiver. - Renee Cefalu
Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment -- a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune, or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same: you forget yourself.
We should not allow ourselves to be deceived by our outward show of ‘civilized’ manners and ‘cultured’ social behavior into believing that self-concern, desirous attachment, aversion, and indifference are steadily losing their hold over us. - Stephen Batchelor
Mind is the only reason for human bondage and relief. Whenever mind is free from all physical attachment it is relieved and finds its way to the god. - Prajwalit
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
EGO means attachment to layers of our unexamined thoughts and illusions.We avoid self inquiry because it shatters our belief system and false image. - Aditya Ajmera
Attachment is the source of pain, but detachment is the source of joy. - Debasish Mridha
God says only one thing if you want to have attachment towards worldly life; go ahead and get attached to it; or else, get attached to Me. If you get attached to Me, you will get permanent happiness and if you get attached to the worldly life, you will not find contentment! - Dada Bhagwan
It is their attachment to us rather than their independence from us that we value in our pets. - M. Scott Peck
Life is a battle of balance.Balance between attachment and detachment. Attach yourself enough, to feel the "Pain in others".Detach yourself enough, not to feel the "Paininflicted by others. - Wordions
The fewer clear facts you have in support of an opinion, the stronger your emotional attachment to that opinion. - Anonymous
Until ignorance, of one’s own Self (the Soul), is removed, illusory attachment (moha) will not go away. - Dada Bhagwan
What is attraction (akarshan) in this world? It is open fire and one should be aware of it. Attraction is the open fire. The root of illusory attachment (moha) is indeed attraction. - Dada Bhagwan
Who is free from illusory attachment (nirmohi)? The Gnani Purush (the enlightened one). He can see flesh and bones, through and through. - Dada Bhagwan
APOSTATE, n. A leech who, having penetrated the shell of a turtle only to find that the creature has long been dead, deems it expedient to form a new attachment to a fresh turtle. - Ambrose Bierce
Pain is inevitable in life; you can’t avoid it. You can only feel it. Realize its true nature without emotional attachment and then transcend yourself and your emotions beyond that level. Pain will not go away, but you find that it is not hurting you that much. - Debasish Mridha
Because our attachment to control is either unexamined or addictive, we do not understand that by relinquishing control and providing choice, we increase our influence and impact many times over. - Roger Harrison
Abhorrence towards bitter circumstances and attachment towards sweet ones is the nature of agnan (ignorance of the self). Bitter and sweet will not exist if agnan (ignorance of the self) leaves. - Dada Bhagwan
It is called equanimity when one has no attachment with the good (the auspicious) and no abhorrence for the bad (the inauspicious). The one without duality is in equanimity-state. In worldly interactions, people identify tolerance as equanimity! - Dada Bhagwan
When attachment does not occur when someone gives flowers and no abhorrence occurs when someone throws stones; that is considered equanimity. - Dada Bhagwan
FELON, n. A person of greater enterprise than discretion, who in embracing an opportunity has formed an unfortunate attachment. - Ambrose Bierce
To avoid the pain of loss, give up attachment. - Debasish Mridha
God has said for us to know bad, as bad and good, as good. But while knowing the bad, there should not be the slightest abhorrence towards it and while knowing the good, there should not be slightest attachment towards it. Without knowing bad, as bad, the good cannot be known as good. - Dada Bhagwan
for to have a deep attachment for a person (or a place or thing) is to have taken them as the terminating object of our instinctual responses."Separation anxiety. International Journal of Psycho-Analysts, XLI, 1-25 (1959( - John Bowlby
Hatred is as much an attachment as desire. Love liberates. - Chaitanya
Causes for attachment are created at the very time abhorrence occurs. Familiarity (acquaintance) up to a certain point will result in attachment and if it reaches ‘ridge point’ & goes past further, it will result in abhorrence. - Dada Bhagwan
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
On action alone be thy interest,Never on its fruits.Let not the fruits of action be thy motive,Nor be thy attachment to inaction. - Bhagavad Gita
It is one of life's great ironies that most people's only connection to success is their attachment to the pain of not having achieved it. - Stephen Smoke
To live in joy and fully manifest our true potential, we must let go of our desires and attachment to the past and the future and be excited about living in the unknown. - Mada Eliza Dalian
Resistance is the subtlest form of attachment. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Attachment leads to suffering. - Gautama Buddha
Thoughts might not be solid and always obtainable, but they become your reality when emotions are attached to them. Over time, they become your wants and form an attachment to your behavior. - Shannon L. Alder
As illusory attachment (moha) spread, one sunk deeper and deeper into the pit. - Dada Bhagwan
Illusory attachment (moha) is indeed what will keep on biting you until the point of your demise! - Dada Bhagwan
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
When attachment increases too much, dislike will arise. - Dada Bhagwan
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