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    Compassion without detachment is attachment to the bodily platform.

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    Don't cling to things because everything is impermanent.

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    Detachment is the ultimate pleasure.

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    Detachment is the beginning of mastery.

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    detachment, n. Even when I detach, I care. You can be separate from a thing and still care about it.

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    Especially with iPhones, iPads and apps, there's just so much detachment that you're just flicking your fingers on a smooth surface to get the weather or whatever.

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    Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment.

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    How do you get so empty? Who takes it out of you?

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    She’s never where she is,' I said. 'She’s only inside her head.

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    Don't regard what anyone says of you, for this, after all, is no concern of yours.

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    Nobody has ever been able to experience what they have thoroughly understood - or understand what they have experienced until they have achieved a detachment that renders them incapable of repeating the experience.

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    Peace ... was contingent upon a certain disposition of the soul, a disposition to receive the gift that only detachment from self made possible.

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    Identification prevents and perverts the flow of thought-feeling.

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    If tragedy is an experience of hyperinvolvement, comedy is an experience of underinvolvement, of detachment.

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    Let us be humble and keep ourselves down: - Obedience! Humility! Detachment!

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    Pain is always preferable to numbness.

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    There is nothing harder to come by than detachment and solitude; and nothing more important.

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    The alphabet and print technology fostered and encouraged a fragmenting process, a process of specialism and detachment. Electric technology fosters and encourages unification and involvement.

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    The perfection of yoga is to become detached. And the perfection of detachment is to become completely attached, attached to God.

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    The property of the estate owners (pomeshchiks) doesn't belong to any particular detachment, but to the people as a whole. Let the people take what they want.

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    There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.

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    The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment, his ability to distance himself from his feelings.

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    There's a Legion that never was 'listed, That carries no colours or crest, But, split in a thousand detachments, Is breaking the road for the rest.

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    To relinquish the futile effort to control change is one of the strengthening forces of true detachment & thus true love.

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    We are predators, whose all-seeing eyes were meant to give them detachment.

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    Unless, of course, you insist on identifying yourself with the people and things you love; and thereby seriously disturb yourself.

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    Until the bitter end, the emptiness inside her was hers alone.

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    All too often, the rabbit hole is as deep as you have dug it.

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    A deep study in the law of detachment, supposedly there is wisdom in uncertainty. I have yet to find it. Uncertainty to me is filled with terror; all my demons live in the unknown. This is the season I am in because there were times in my life when uncertainty brought me so much joy and freedom. It is a surrendering. A surrendering. Eastern religion tells me to surrender to the unknown. It teaches that I must be willing to step into the unknown. That works when you are willing but what if I’m not. I am not too eager to step into the unknown right now in my life. I want certainty and stability. I’ve never wanted definitiveness more in my life and I believe that is where my troubles come from. It’s a law that by surrendering to the unknown you are surrendering to God.

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    All this fighting over ideas is absolutely pointless. You have to remove yourself.

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    —Alone, quite alone. You have no fear of that. And you know what that word means? Not only to be separate from all others but to have not even one friend. —I will take the risk, said Stephen. —And not to have any one person, Cranly said, who would be more than a friend, more even than the noblest and truest friend a man ever had.

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    The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part, but a critically important part, of economy and social development.

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    5 One or two things are all you need to travel over the blue pond, over the deep roughage of the trees and through the stiff flowers of lightning --- some deep memory of pleasure, some cutting knowledge of pain. 6 But to lift the hoof! For that you need an idea. 7 For years and years I struggled just to love my life. And then the butterfly rose, weightless, in the wind. "Don't love your life too much," it said, and vanished into the world.

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    All this fighting over ideas is absolutely useless. You have to remove yourself.

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    All this wandering that you do," he said, leaning in the window, his face white as a cream cheese, his scar the carved zigzag of a snowmobile across a winter lake. Wind blew handsomely through his hair. "How will anyone ever get close to you?" "I don't know," she said. She shook his hand through the window and then put on her gloves.

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    Also the natural sexual functions of establishing an intimate human contact frequently assume greater proportions. This is a well known fact about detached people for whom sexuality may be the only bridge to others, but it is not restricted to being an obvious substitute for human closeness. It shows also in the haste with which people may rush into sexual relations, without giving themselves a chance to find out whether they have anything in common or a chance to develop a liking and understanding. It is possible of course that an emotional relatedness may evolve later on. But more often than not it does not do so because usually the initial rush itself is a sign of their being too inhibited to develop a good human relationship.

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    Attachment is the source of pain, but detachment is the source of joy.

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    And do you see how beautiful and graceful the birds are when they are flying and soaring? The ground has many comforts for them to enjoy... But in the sky they are truly what a bird is meant to be. So it is with the human heart.

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    A Sufi is one who is not bound by anything nor does he bind anything

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

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    Anyhow, I get distracted a lot," she repeated. She felt like a dry branch, sticking out of the air. Brittle, covered in old bark. Maybe she was thirsty, but there was no water nearby. And above all the suffocating certainty that if a man were to embrace her at that moment she would feel not a soft sweetness in her nerves, but lime juice stinging them, her body like wood near fire, warped, crackling, dry. She couldn't soothe herself by saying: this is just a pause, life will come afterwards like a wave of blood, washing over me, moistening my parched wood. She couldn't fool herself because she knew she was also living and that those moments were the peak of something difficult, of a painful experience for which she should be thankful: almost as if she were feeling time outside herself, in a detached manner.

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    As long as we lean on anything outside ourselves for support, we are going to be insecure. Most of us try to find support by leaning on all sorts of things - gold, books, learning, sensory stimulation - and if these things are taken away, we fall over. To the extent that we are dependent on these external supports, we grow weaker and more liable to upsets and misfortune.

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    As the twelfth-century Tibetian yogi Milarepa said when he heard of his student Gampopa's peak experiences, 'They are neither good nor bad. Keep meditating.'

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    cause we don't hide, We parade our pride!

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    But if detachment is really fear of failure and hence never putting oneself to the test, or if it’s fear of being hurt, humiliated or rejected, then one is closing all doors to life, to the possibilities of happiness, pain, dejection, achievement and experience. Reincarnation may be on the cards for most of us but we live this particular life, whether it is maya or whatever else, only once. This is our only chance to engage it. Excess

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    But does contemptus mean 'contempt,' dear? Of course not. That would imply arrogance, superiority, pride. So much that we call worldly is actually just flawed or being seen through a cracked lens. Imperfect or imperfectly understood. Who are we to judge as contemptible a thing or person whose existence God sustains? Everything, however imperfect, has its purpose. No, Tony dear, contemptus mundi means 'detachment from the world,' seeing the world sub specie aeternitatis. Enduring or celebrating it, but never forgetting—even when it seems perfect and forever—that as the Bible says: 'all this shall pass like grass before the wind.

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    Denial protected us, screening out certain experiences & feelings until we grew strong enough to relate to them...Yet it also dropped a curtain over our experience, obscuring it, leaving us with a sense of missing pieces. For instance, when we achieved something, we felt like an imposter. Or, though we had a relationship with a significant other, we often felt alone and unrelated to anyone.

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    Detachment is a basic requirement for seeking enlightenment. Anyone or anything we are attached to has power to manipulate us although we all have freedom to choose.

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    Detachment is ... Not lack of love, but a lack of dependency. Not lack of passion, but a lack of attachment to permanency. Not lack of security, but a lack of anxiety in uncertainty.

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    Detachment doesn't mean avoiding things and going to Himalayas. It means doing what is necessary without drowning in it.