A Quote by Bodhidharma on attachment, transformation, and buddhism

Once you stop clinging and let things be, you’ll be free, even of birth and death. You’ll transform everything.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on tao, attachment, and appearances

The essence of the Way is detachment. And the goal of those who practice is freedom from appearances.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

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A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on aversion, attachment, obsession, addiction, and disinterest

A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there's work to be done.

Ram Dass

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A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, truth, wisdom, and attachment

No words, phrases, or sentences are capable of describing or naming the Way, because once it is named, it is a false name and has to be eliminated. Once it is eliminated, only emptiness is left. When the false is abandoned, the true emerges.

Henry Chang

Source: Introduction to the Heart Sutra

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Seung Sahn on clarity, mind, delusion, and attachment

Clear mind is like the full moon in the sky. Sometimes clouds come and cover it, but the moon is always behind them. Clouds go away, then the moon shines brightly. So don't worry about clear mind: it is always there. When thinking comes, behind it is clear mind. When thinking goes, there is only clear mind. Thinking comes and goes, comes and goes, You must not be attached to the coming or the going.

Seung Sahn


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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on reason, attachment, ideas, stubborness, thought, and argument

I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Tilopa on attachment, appearance, and buddhism

It's not the appearance that binds you, it's the attachment to the appearance that binds you.


Source: What Makes You Not a Buddhist, Pages: 68

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A Quote by Nagarjuna on desire, attachment, buddhism, and acceptance

There is pleasure when a sore is scratched,
But to be without sores is more pleasurable still.
Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires,
But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)


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A Quote by Chandrakirti on self, attachment, clinging, compassion, and buddhism

First we conceive the "I" and grasp onto it.
Then we conceive the "mine" and clink to the material world.
Like water trapped on the water wheel, we spin in circles, powerless.
I praise the compassion that embraces all beings.


Source: Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill, Pages: 80

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A Quote by Bhagavad Gita on karma, action, fruits, and attachment

To Karma (action) alone hast thou a right and never at all to its fruits; let not the fruits of action be thy motive; neither let there be in thee any attachment to inaction.

Bhagavad Gita

Source: The Bhagvad Geeta

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