abandon

A Quote by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami on instinctive, personal gratification, abandon, fears, bonds, and mind

People always tend to identify, instinctively, freedom with abandon.But the type of abandon that seeks personal gratification always gets you "tied up in a knot."Abandon instead your personal fears and desires...and you, the real you, will become freed, released from the bonds of your own mind.

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

Source: Merging with Siva (Master Course), Pages: 389

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by W. Somerset Maugham on abandon, free, wise, and buddhism

It needs a good deal of philosophy not to be mortified by the thought of persons who have voluntarily abandoned everything that for the most of us makes life worth living and are devoid of envy of what they have missed.  I have never made up my mind whether they are fools or wise men. 

W. Somerset Maugham

Source: THE GENTLEMAN IN THE PARLOUR: A Record Of a Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong

Contributed by: Nikki

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on children, people, sensuality, wives, world, iron, fetter, trinkets, besotted, hankering, desire, break, renounce, free, longing, and abandon

The wise say that it is not an iron, wooden or fiber fetter which is a strong one, but the besotted hankering after trinkets, children and wives, that, say the wise, is the strong fetter. It drags one down, and loose as it feels, it is hard to break. Breaking this fetter, people renounce the world, free from longing and abandoning sensuality.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 345, 346

Contributed by: Zaady

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