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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on anger, body, criticism, discipline, endurance, experience, life, mind, patience, suffering, and attachment

(The real brahmin is the one who:) ... has crossed beyond duality ... (373) ...knows no this shore, other shore, or both (385) ...(is) settled in mind ... without inflowing thoughts (386) ...is without attachment (396) ...endures undisturbed criticism, ill-treatment and bonds, (and is) strong in patience(399) ...(is) without anger, devout, upright, free from craving, disciplined and in his last body (400) ...has experienced the end of his suffering here in this life, who has set down the burden, freed! (402)
(snippets from verses 373-402)

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 373-402

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on renunciation and attachment

Those... who find delight in freedom from attachment in the renunciation of clinging, free from the inflow of thoughts, they are like shining lights, having reached final liberation in the world.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 89

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on names, suffering, and attachment

Suffering does not befall him who is without attachment to names and forms. 

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 221

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on clarity, darkness, dreams, lies, mind, nature, quiet, reality, stillness, and attachment

If, as in a dream, you see a light brighter than the sun, your remaining attachments will suddenly come to an end and the nature of reality will be revealed. Such an occurrence serves as the basis for enlightenment. But this is something only you know. You can't explain it to others. Or if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in a quiet grove, you see a light, regardless of whether it's bright or dim, don't tell others and don't focus on it. It's the light of your own nature. Of if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in the stillness and darkness of night, everything appears as though in daylight, don't be startled. It's your own mind about to reveal itself. Or if, while you're dreaming at night, you see the moon and stars in all their clarity, it means the workings of your mind are about to end. But don't tell others.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 33

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on action, knowledge, meditation, peace, practice, religion, and attachment

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice (of religious ritual). Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results (of one's actions), because there follows immediate peace.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 12:12, p. 163

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on anger, belief, body, divinity, fear, selfishness, separation, unity, and attachment

He who knows me as his own divine Self breaks through the belief that he is the body and is not reborn as a separate creature. Such a one is united with me. Delivered from selfish attachment, fear, and anger, filled with me, surrendering themselves to me, purified in the fire of my being, many have reached the state of unity in me.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 4:9-10, p. 86

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on discretion, opportunity, and attachment

FELON, n. A person of greater enterprise than discretion, who in embracing an opportunity has formed an unfortunate attachment.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on death and attachment

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 (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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