Attachment

  • “The misdirected craving for inner fulfillment becomes external attachment.”

 

  • “Unconscious of attachment, you want to stay attached.
    Conscious of attachment, you want to renounce attachment.
    The urge to renounce comes from the presence of attachment.
    Renounce attachment, and renounce renunciation too.”

 

  • “Why do we act blind?
    Seeing demands action.
    To act is to risk one’s comfort and attachments.
    Blindness is our ploy against right action.”

 

  • “Do not try to correct your mistake.
    It continues your attachment to the one who makes mistakes.
    Just disown the mistake; you’re somebody else.”

 

  • “Real union is dissolution of the two uniting entities. Love.
    Attachment maintains identity, separation. It’s the absence of union, of love.”

 

  • “Detachment is attachment to the idea of detachment.”

 

  • “Do not be paralysed by suffering, do not be dumbstruck. In the moment of suffering, gather your wits and go close to the sufferer. You will see that the sufferer is a joke. The more you look at the sufferer, the more you see that he is a clown. Your attachment to him will evaporate. You cannot now identify with him, or glorify him, or decorate him.
    The sufferer is a joke, and deserves only as much consideration.”

 

  • “Entertainment is to Enjoyment
    what happiness is to Joy,
    what attachment is to Love,
    what knowledge is to Awareness,
    what noise is to Silence,
    what imagination is to Truth.”

 

  • “Death makes a mockery of all my attachments, emotions, planning. Death humiliates the ego; the ego wants to avoid looking at it.”

 

  • “Do not try to correct your mistakes. It continues your attachment to the one who makes mistakes. Just disown the mistake; you’re somebody else.”

 

  • “It is impossible to be attached to a person or dream without being afraid of losing it.
    If fear haunts you, find out your attachment.”

 

  • “What is detachment?
    To not to hold on to stupidity.”

 

  • “Attachment is the action of the time and space.”

 

  • “Attachment is a side-effect of your basic search for identity.”

 

  • “Hurt and attachment are one and the same.
    One is seen in the beginning, the other is seen in the end, so you feel that they are different.
    Are the bud and the flower really different entities?
    Just because there is intervention of time, so you feel that they are different.Where there is hurt, there is attachment.”

 

  • “Attachment is neither right nor wrong. Attachment is when you know attachment is.”

 

  • “What is detachment?
    To not to hold on to stupidity.”

 

  • “Know the disease with detachment, and treat it with care.”

 

  • “All clinging exists because you’re searching for that which you anyway are.”

 

  • “What is our consciousness? Consciousness is the content of mind. Consciousness is our thoughts, ideals, emotions, feelings, relationships. What is our consciousness? Our consciousness is doubt, fear, convictions, beliefs, attachments, imaginations, effort, attainment, beginning, end. That is what we call as consciousness.

 

  • Detachment is not a concept. Detachment is not something that can happen out of somebody’s advice. Detachment is consequential, meaningful only in an atmosphere of attachment.”

 

  • “Knowledge is memory. Knowledge is past. Knowledge is all the shared moments and attachments.”

 

  • “Attachment is something very very dead. It is just a dead coincidence how and where you spent your time in the past. Out of that dead coincidence arises the dead attachment, and out of this dead attachment arises the dead expectation. Now, when the expectation is something so mechanical, so dead, is it wise on our part to run after expectations? Spending time is a coincidence. Right? It’s totally incidental, you didn’t decide.”

 

  • “Wherever you spend your time, you will be attached to that.”

 

  • “You have spoken in a particular accent for a long time, you will become attached to that accent. You have lived in a particular country for a long time, you will become attached to that country. Brain is time, and in time it searches for its identity through the process of attachment. That is attachment.”

 

  • “The lonely person is always attached to his consciousness. And in his consciousness exists a figure of himself. This figure is a limited figure. This figure needs protection. This figure lives in fear.”

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant

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